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Crimson Columbine

Aquilegia formosa

Description:

The Aquilegia formosa plant grows to 20–80 cm in height, averaging around 60 cm. Flowers, which can be seen from April to August (with some variation between regions), are about 5 cm long and red and yellow in color. Technically, the red or orange spreading outer parts of the flower are sepals, and the yellow inner parts are the true petals. The petals bear spurs that attract the plant's pollinators, the sphinx moths. Hummingbirds are also attracted to it in gardens.

Habitat:

Aquilegia formosa (crimson columbine, western columbine, or red columbine is a common and attractive wildflower native to western North America, from Alaska to Baja California, and eastward to Montana and Wyoming.

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IsabellaFiers
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IsabellaFiers

California, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Sep 9, 2013

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