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Pink or Red Flowers ( Five Petals with One or More Spurs )
Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)

Red Columbine
Aquilegia formosa

Season: June/July
Habitat:
 Montane to Subalpine
Height:
 Up to 60 cm

Description: This beautiful wildflower is more common on the moist western slopes of Yoho National Park, but may also be found in Banff, Jasper and Kananaskis. It has five outstretched red sepals surrounding 5 tubular petals which are yellow, fading to red as they change from petal to spur. The leaves are also typical of columbines, compound in threes with each leaflet subdivided into 3 smaller leaflets. These are usually three lobed, clasping, and overlap one another.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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