[The Buttercup Family West of the Cascade Mountains]

Columbines West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Aquilegia



Red Columbine, Sitka Columbine, Western Columbine: Aquillegia formosa - Distinctive flowers with 5 scarlet sepals, 5 yellow petals in the center of the flower, and 5 long spurs on the reverse side next to the stem. Flowers look like red and yellow stars that hang down. Leaves are compound and lacy looking. Plants are to 3 feet tall.

European Columbine: Aquilegia vulgaris -

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