Common Name: Red Columbine
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Average
- Height: 1-2′
- Flower: Red, Yellow, Apr, May, Jun
- Fruit: Dry, brownish 5-lobed capsule containing seeds.
- Fall Color: no
- Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
Aquilegia canadensis has delicate upright stems with distinctive 3-lobed leaves in clusters and very showy flowers in spring. Nodding flowers are bright red with a yellow throat and five distinctive backward-facing spurs. Prefers part shade and moist but well-drained sandy soil. Forms colonies and readily self-seeds. Hummingbirds and native bees feed on the nectar of these flowers.