Aquilegia elegantula
Western Red Columbine
A Colorado Native Montane to Subalpine Species
Ranunculaceae or Buttercup Family
12 to 18 inches tall - red and yellow
Full sun to part shade
Rich, moist, humusy soil
Mid-Spring
Propagate by seed or division
Photo by Jane Hendrix

Western Red Columbine loves moist, humus-rich soil next to flowing water or under the dappled shade of Aspen trees.