Aquilegia elegantula
Western Red Columbine
Ranunculaceae or Buttercup Family
18 inches; red sepals and yellow petals; part shade;rich, moist soil
Early to Mid-Summer
Propagate from seed or by division; seeds may need cold stratification to germinate
A showy, native species of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, usually found in aspens groves and along streams
Photo by Jane Hendrix