Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

ColumbineColumbine (Aquilegia canadensis) blooms with vibrant reds and yellows during late spring months.  It’s fun to watch the changes in the flower buds from this . . .

Columbine. . . to this intricate flower . . .

Columbine. . . to this type of seed case . . .

Columbine. . . to these dried follicles with seeds . . .


Watch this video to see how Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) transitions between its growth phases and to see a clear demarcation of the shape of the petals vs. the sepals.


(Here’s the same video as posted on YouTube.)

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3 Responses to Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

  1. Sara says:

    Wonderful pictures! I particularly like the last.

  2. Lisa Harris says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I just found a Columbine among my wildflowers-it must have been a volunteer from a previous season, as I didn’t plant anything yet this year. It’s flowering now and beautiful!!

  3. jennifer says:

    we called in honeysuckle and use to bite off the tops of the flowers that held a sweet nectar.

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