Aquilegia canadensis
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Aquilegia canadensis

Canadian columbine
wild columbine

  family ranunculaceae 
  genus aquilegia 

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Identification
Genus  Aquilegia Species  canadensis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Canadian columbine   wild columbine Family  RANUNCULACEAE Specimen number  S11858 Data source  HtZn p77;HumGrdn p58;Frgnt p276;Xeri p284
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread  1'
 
Climate
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Aquilegia canadensis has flowers that hummingbirds love to feed on. The seeds of Wild columbine (also known as Canadian columbine) have a mildly perfume scented aroma. This plant can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40 Fahrenheit. This species needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in loamy soils. It does well in moist soils.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  perfumed seeds when crushed Fragrance parts  Seeds Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  Aquilegia canadensis is a wildflower and most likely originates from Eastern Canada to Florida.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Aquilegia canadensis is a perennial. Flowers: Wild columbine (locally known in some parts as Canadian columbine) has nodding flowers with red spurs and yellow centers. Most often the flowers occur in either yellow or red with prominent red and orange accents.

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