Authentic Wisconsin.  Wild Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis


 Wild Columbine along shore of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way on May 29, 2019.

Above: Wild Columbine along shore of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin (5/29/19).


Wild Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis

The native columbine found in Wisconsin has intricately shaped, downward-facing, five-parted, 1 1/4" blossoms that are a brilliant rose/red to orange color on the outside and yellow on the inside.

Other names include: Canadian or Canada columbine, eastern red columbine or wild red columbine.

Aquilegia: pronounced "ah-qwi-LEE-gee-ah" from Latin aquila, "an eagle." This refers to the shape of the petals which is said to resemble an eagle's claw.



COLUMBINE
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

Columbine's a happy sprite,

Dances with fairies every night;

She feeds them honey when they go,

That's why the fairies love her so.



For more information on Columbine, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Master Gardener website page on Wild Columbine.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis.


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Wild Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis


Wild Columbine in the Oak Savanna in the U.W. Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin on June 3, 2019.


Above: Wild Columbine in the Oak Savanna in the U.W. Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/03/19)


Wild Columbine along shore of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way on June 5, 2019.

Wild Columbine along shore of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way on June 5, 2019.


Above: Wild Columbine along shore of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in U.W. Arboretum. (6/05/19)


Wild Red Columbine.

Wild Red Columbine.

Wild Red Columbine.

Columbine Flower Children by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by  M. T. (Penny) Ross.


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