Saturday, March 27, 2010

Red Columbine

Red Columbine ( Aquilegia canadensis) is a perennial wildflower that is native to this area. It is a member of the buttercup family. These pics where taken at Necedah NWR in Wisconsin but it is quite common in parts of both Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The red columbine begins to flower fairly early in the summer, beginning in April in some of the warmer climates, and can last until July, these pics were taken in mid June. The flower consists of 5 red tubular petals which hang down in a bell type of shape. The stamen is bright yellow and pokes out of the end of the bell. They can often be found on hill sides and in rocky areas.

8 comments:

madcobug said...

Beautiful flower with a beautiful color. Helen

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Beautiful, Aquilegias are one of my favourites and I have lots of different ones in my garden.

Christina

troutbirder said...

My wildflower woods is full of them. They are beautiful indeed.

Kathy said...

Very pretty wildflower.

Happy springtime!

Carol said...

It may be common to you...but not to me...it is beautiful.

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Denise said...

This red columbine is quite a star. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Stephany said...

A beautiful red columbine! Wonderful macros.

Jessica said...

My favorite flower but I am more keen on the lavender colored ones. Thanks for sharing.