Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aquilegia canadensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aquilegia canadensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-02-001:
Aquilegia canadensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Columbine, Canada Columbine


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Look for it in forests, woodlands, rock outcrops, esp (though by no means entirely) on calcareous or mafic substrates, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of GA, NC, SC)

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Ternately compound, with 2-3 levels of compoundness
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Red/Yellow
5 sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Aggregate of follicles

 

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Aquilegia canadensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Eastern Columbine, Canada Columbine