[Columbines: The Genus Aquilegia West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Red Columbine, Sitka Columbine, Western Columbine

Aquilegia formosa

Synonyms: Aquilegia formosa var. formosa, Aquilegia formosa var. truncata

Red Columbine, Sitka Columbine, Western Columbine: Aquillegia formosa (Synonyms: Aquilegia formosa var. formosa, Aquilegia formosa var. truncata) - Red Columbine, Sitka Columbine, Western Columbine: Aquillegia formosa (Synonyms: Aquilegia formosa var. formosa, Aquilegia formosa var. truncata)

Western columbine observed in bloom atop Mount Hebo, Coast Range, Oregon......June 2, 2021.

Red Columbine, Sitka Columbine, Western Columbine: Aquillegia formosa (Synonyms: Aquilegia formosa var. formosa, Aquilegia formosa var. truncata)

Western columbine observed in open conifer forest along the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 within the first mile of trail west of Cook and Green Pass, Klamath National Forest, Siskiyou County, CA........July 14, 2020.

Flower of Red Columbine, Sitka Columbine, Western Columbine: Aquillegia formosa (Synonyms: Aquilegia formosa var. formosa, Aquilegia formosa var. truncata)

The flower of western columbine opening. The petals are yellow in color and are not seen in this view. What looks like red petals are really the sepals. Photographed on open slopes at Saddle Mountain in the Coast Range of northwestern Oregon.........June 14, 2009.


Paul Slichter