Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Golden Columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Description:

These striking flowers were hidden away in a shady corner of my yard. Each one looks like a cluster of long flowers from certain angles, but is really one flower with five very long petals in a typical cup shape in the front and long extensions in the back. The entire plant is about two feet tall, or 60 centimeters (a rough estimate).

Habitat:

The elevation here is more than 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). It was growing in the shade under an aspen tree, and this area is somewhat dry but there is a fountain nearby.

Notes:

A month later, I have collected some seeds. When the seed pod matures (pictured last) it splits open from the center and dumps shiny, black concave seeds from each of the five compartments. Pictures taken on iPhone 6.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

blanket-shrouded
Spotted by
blanket-shrouded

Spotted on Jun 5, 2020
Submitted on Jul 5, 2020

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team