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Aquilegia canadensisAquilegia canadensisAquilegia canadensis

eastern or wild columbine

Photograph(s) by*: RHW, USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-3'
Flowers: Apr.-Jul.; red-yellow
Fruit: capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH:
Soil type: Loamy Organic

Habitat

rich rocky woods and slopes, cliffs, ledges, pastures, and roadside banks; rarely in swamps

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV NY PA

Wildlife

Butterfly Hummingbird Beneficial insect *

Notes

commonly cultivated; spreads by seed

Groundcover



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1352.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004