Aquilegia formosa

The upside-down-looking flowers are red and yellow with reddish spurs and bulbous glandular tips. Tap-rooted perennial flower with a simple stem and fern-like foliage. Its leaves are mainly basal and are divided into 3 leaflets.

red columbine © Crosson
columbine flower

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

red columbine fruit

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

Red Columbine

Photo credit: Photo: ©brewbooks from flickr

  • red columbine © Crosson
  • columbine flower
  • red columbine fruit
  • Red Columbine

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Wet Prairie
Riparian Forest; Upland Prairie and Oak Savanna; Oak Woodland
Mature Height:
12-18”
Shade Preference:
Full Sun,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist soil
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts hummingbirds; Ornamental
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Year(s) Planted:
2011