Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis, commonly known as Canada columbine, eastern red columbine or wild columbine, is a perennial herbaceous belonging to Ranunculaceae family. This woodland native has round stems bearing alternate, compound leaves with long petiole. The flowers are yellow with red sepals and 5 distinctive red spurs. The fruit is a follicle with black seeds.


Common NameCanada columbine / eastern red columbine / wild columbine
Botanical nameAquilegia canadensis
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourYellow – Red
Height0.3 -> 1 m
Habitatwoodlands and rocky slopes
Altitude2800 m
Bloom TimeApril -> July
Plant TypeHerb, Ornamental
Fruit TypeFollicle
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Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
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USDA Zone3 (-40), 4 (-35), 5 (-29), 6 (-23), 7 (-17), 8 (-12)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureFresh, Moist
Soil Type Sandy, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing, Self sows
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