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Red Columbine | 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.


Plant Details

HabitatsOak Woodland, Upland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests, Wet Prairie
Habitat NotesRiparian Forest; Upland Prairie and Oak Savanna; Oak Woodland
Years Planted at Arboretums2011
Mature Height12-18”
Shade Preferencefull sun
Soil ToleranceMoist soil
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts hummingbirds; Ornamental