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Red Columbine

Aquilegia formosa



First Noted by Expedition
June 16, 1806, on the Lolo Trail, Idaho.
 

Description
Handsome red-and-yellow flowers hang at the ends of branches above this bushy plant with several stems and many divided leaves. Height: 6-36 in (15-90 cm).
 

Habitat
Open woods, on banks, near seeps.
 

Range
Southern Alaska to Baja California; east to western Montana and Utah.
 

Note
The species name formosa, Latin for "beautiful," aptly describes this large plant, especially when it has hundreds of lovely flowers nodding over it.

Species information from enature.com
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