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Crystal Bridges is open to the public, with limited capacity timed tickets. Learn more.
Woodland Phlox, Forest Phlox
Woodland Phlox, Forest Phlox
December 23, 2015
White Trillium
White Trillium
December 23, 2015
Wild Columbine

Common Name: Wild Columbine

Botanical Name: Aquilegia canadensis

Family: Ranunculaceae

Zone: 3-9

Height: 10-20”

Spread: 8-12”

Bloom Time: April, May

Bloom Description: Red and yellow flowers have spur-like petals that round towards the tips. The elongated stamens are yellow.

Trail/Garden Location: Planted along the Tulip Tree Trail in the beds to the south of Crystal Pond.

Garden Uses: A great native perennial that should be used to naturalize in a woodland garden with part sun to light shade. Wild Columbine can also be used as a border plant in well-drained soil. It is native to the Ozark counties in Arkansas.

Wildlife Benefits: Used as a nectar source for hummingbirds and butterflies and as a host plant for the Columbine Duskywing moth.

Leaf Type: The fine-textured foliage is light green and divided into three parts. Foliage will die down to the ground in extreme heat.