Aquilegia
Columbine
4 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Aquilegia flavescensyellow Columbine
Distribution: East of the Cascades, British Columbia to Kittitas County, Washington, east to Alberta, then south to Colorado; also, the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon
Habitat: Moist mountain meadows and talus to alpine slopes
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Aquilegia formosared Columbine, Sitka Columbine
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; Alaska south to California, coastal and inland to Alberta and Wyoming.
Habitat: Open woods, lowlands to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August
var. formosa – red Columbine, Sitka Columbine, western Columbine
Aquilegia vulgarisEuropean Columbine
Distribution: Introduced as a garden flower, occasionally escaping.
Habitat: Disturbed soil near gardens.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-July