The Columbine, also known by its scientific name Aquilegia flavescens, is a flowering plant native to the Rocky Mountains and other parts of North America. It is known for its distinctive, brightly colored flowers that are often blue, purple, or yellow in color.
The plant typically grows to be around 1-2 feet tall, with leaves that are deeply divided into lobes. The flowers are bell-shaped and have long, curved spurs that extend from the back of the flower.
Columbines prefer to grow in partial shade and well-draining soil. They are also winter hardy, so they can withstand cold temperatures. To cultivate them successfully, gardeners may need to provide adequate water and fertilize the soil.
Columbines are not known to be edible, and there is no information available about their medicinal uses. However, they can be used as a source of nectar for pollinators and other insects, making them valuable for wildlife.