Aquilegia canadensis
(Wild Columbine)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Wild Columbine, Red Columbine, Eastern Columbine, Eastern Red Columbine, Canada Columbine, Canadian Columbine,
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - July
    Status: Native

Aquilegia canadensis, or Wild Columbine, is native to the eastern and central United States. It is a short-lived perennial that fortunately reseeds prolifically. It grows in open woods, along woodland edges and trails and in open prairies and meadows, as well as sometimes along roads and railroads.

This plant is most easily distinguished by its range, as it is the only eastern species of Columbine, most of the others are in the Western US and Rocky Mountain area. It also can be distinguished by its red flowers and the taller nature of the plant versus many of the mountain species which have a shorter stature.

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