Aquilegia canadensis (Canada Columbine)-HAVE SEEDS

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 92

WILD SEED PROJECT IS OFFERING THESE SEEDS SO THIS IS NOT A PRIORITY.

Where Commonly Found: Rocky woods, slopes, ledges, open areas., CT, ME, MA, NH, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT.
How to Identify:
(For unfamiliar words: Wikipedia Glossary of Botanical Terms).
Go Botany Key for Aquilegia canadensis.
Missouri Botanical Garden website for Aquillegia canademsis.  Click on more images.

Flower Color:  Scarlet with yellow interiors.
Flower Type:  5 radial petals
, bell-shaped, nodding flower on long arching stalks.  Flowers are 1″-2″ wide, with 5 regular parts with long spurs on back, centers with long protruding stamens.
Flower Time:  
Early June – Late July.
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
leaves.
Leaf Type:  Leaflets grow in 3′
s and deeply lobed and wedge-shaped at base, 1/2″ – 2″ long.
Height: 2′-3′
Seed Collection:  Collect upright capsules, 1″ – 1-1/2″ long with awnlike beak,  when dried, can shake seeds into envelope and store dry. 

Attracts:  Bee, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Larval Host
Use:  Naturalizing
Light:  Full Sun to Part Sun, Best in Part Shade
Hardiness Zone:  3 to 8  USDA Zone Map
Soils:  Dry to Moist
Notes:  Elegant, though often short-lived wildflower providing beauty and habitat for pollinators.  Worth the effort for a few beautiful years.
Native to Central to East US, North to South:  Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).

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