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Wild Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis


A gorgeous, nodding, red and yellow flower with upward spurred petals that alternate with spreading sepals and numerous yellow stamens that hang below the petals.


I found this patch growing on a slope in a deciduous forest.


The genus name comes from the Latin word "Aquila" for eagle, referring to the talon-like shape of the nectar spurs on the flower. This plant is very attractive to long-tongued insects!

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

New York, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2018
Submitted on May 30, 2018

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