Red Columbine

Aquilegia formosa
  • Description: Perennial herb with finely-lobed basal green leaves and bright red and yellow drooping flowers.
  • Habitat: Moist, open to partially shaded sites in forests, meadows, and streambanks.
  • Pair with: Deer fern, vanilla leaf, salmonberry, thimbleberry, and tiger lily.
  • Fun Fact: This unmistakable wildflower is beloved by hummingbirds, pollinators, and gardeners alike. It will cross-pollinate with garden columbines to produce a range of unusual hybrids.

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