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Eastern Columbine

Eastern Columbine
(Aquilegia canadensis)

Height:

  • 1 to 2 feet

Bloom:

  • April to June

Classification:

  • Native
  • Perennial

Sun:

  • Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture:

  • Medium

Provides food for:

  • Butterflies (flowers)
  • Hummingbirds (flowers, insects)
  • Native bees (flowers)
  • Caterpillars (foliage)
  • Songbirds (caterpillars and other insects)

Notes:

  • May hybridize with other columbines.
  • Hummingbirds typically show up in an area, about the time that the eastern columbine starts to bloom.

Native Range:

USDA range map for eastern columbine
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

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