Aquilegia elegantula

Western Red Columbine

Family: Helleboraceae
Type: Herbaceous
Location: Riparian, Lower-Montane, Upper-Montane
Flower Color: Red, Yellow, Orange
Fall Color: Not Available
Time of Interest: May, June, July

Growing in shady gullies at lower elevations and on rocky outcrops and along streams at higher elevations, this cousin to our state flower is always a pleasure to see. The flowers are bright, and the plant can be quite large. Variation in flower color and form is found depending on the site. 

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