Eastern Red Columbine

Common Name: Eastern Red Columbine

Scientific Name: Aquilegia canadensis

Family: Ranunculaceae 

Habitat: Woodlands, Rocky Ledges, Slopes

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 3 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees

Description: Eastern Red Columbine is a native wildflower that blooms most abundantly in woodlands and along rocky ledges and slopes, where it attracts several pollinators including the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. Eastern Red Columbine blooms between late spring and early summer and prefers to grow in moist soil and partially shady conditions. This photo of an Eastern Red Columbine was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.