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.
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