Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #11.

Hello again everyone and welcome back to our wildflower series! Today we have the “Aquilegia canadensis”, also known as the “Canada columbine” or “red columbine”. This is the only wild columbine that is native to the eastern part of N. America. It is found in Canada in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec and south in the US to Arkansas and across to Georgia, plus in an area of central Texas. They grow up to 3 feet (90cm) tall and can be found in sunny to semi shaded areas. They grow in forests or clearings, rocky areas or close to water edges. There main blooming time is May and June up here, but can start in March in the southern area of it’s range. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love this flower. They are a little late here this year and have just started to bloom. They are easy to grow and make a nice addition to a rock or wildflower garden. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

20 Comments on “Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #11.

  1. Good morning Steve and Muffin! What a beautiful flower! It reminds of some of the ones growing wild here. I love the history you give behind your photos! Hope you both are well and continually blessed!

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  2. I will have to be on the lookout for this wildflower ! So pretty ! Hey Muffin , are you missing the birds at your place ? β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜’πŸ˜ΌπŸͺπŸͺ

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    • It makes a nice addition to any garden, doesn’t even need good soil. Likes a very well drained soil.😁
      Meow,meow.=It boring here now, not much to watch except a few squirrels, even chipmunks not here much now. Sigh.πŸ˜ΎπŸ™€

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    • Yes, they do stand out nicely and are quite common here. And they have nice big flowers too. We don’t have a lot of red wildflowers up this way so this is a nice addition to the landscape.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸ“·

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  3. My neighbor, an adult pulled flowers from my garden saying they were weeds and tossed them in the grass. I was furious and am. I checked with a local greenhouse and they said it was a Wild Violet plant. I found the remnants in the grass and replanted them yesterday and today with potting soil. They are getting healthier.

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    • That’s amazing someone would do that! A lot of people don’t like wildflowers, my landlord is like that, if it’s a wildflower she says it’s a weed and rips it out of the ground. She did that last year with a rare wildflower for this area. I couldn’t believe it. Fortunately I got a picture of it the previous day. I hope your violets survive.

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