Wild Columbine (Aquilegia candensis)

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Blog | 3 comments

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia candensis)

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

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Wild columbine (Aqualegia candensis) is a member of the Ranunculaceae or Buttercup family.  It is a branched perennial that grows 1- to 4- feet tall, arising from a stout rhizome.  The leaves are up to 2-inches long and wide and are mostly 3-lobed with the lobes incised with rounded tips.  The nodding flowers are up to 1.6-inches in length with 5 petals that have yellow blades and hollow red spurs that contain the nectar.  Numerous yellow stamens form a column that projects well beyond the petals.  The wild columbine can be found in dry woods, on limestone bluffs and glades, and occasionally in moist areas.  It is widespread throughout the eastern US and Canada from Nova Scotia south to Florida and west to Texas.  It flowers from April to June.

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia candensis)

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

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3 Comments

  1. These are really beautiful, Mark. Nice job.

  2. Well captured Mark. Nice DOF.
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  3. Beautiful shot! Great bokeh, detail, and color!
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