Aquilegia canadensis

 
red columbine - Aquilegia canadensis 07JN11-01
 
red columbine - Aquilegia canadensis 07JN11-02
 
red columbine - Aquilegia canadensis 07JN11-03

characteristics

Green leaves with long, graceful red stems and delicate, complex, nodding red flowers with yellow edges. Yellow stamens extend downward while long red *spurs* point upward.

Also known as wild columbine.

25,000 seeds/pound; starts from seed, container

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P CW 0.7 0.2 S/PS F-M-C DM •• - nt-ac green (red) brown red / yellow

habitat

Woods, rocky hillsides, gravelly shorelines and roadsides.

uses

Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies (especially monarch) are attracted to this plant.

Seed uses: ceremonial medicines, perfume.

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common > name = have on site
T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity