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Aquilegia formosa  Fisch. ex DC.
Crimson columbine,  Sitka columbine, Western columbine
Aquilegia formosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Aquilegia
Toxicity: MINOR

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Chaparral, Northern Juniper Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Aquilegia formosa f. anomala
JEF + PLANTS: Aquilegia formosa var. truncata
JEF + PLANTS: Aquilegia formosa var. hypolasia
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More information about  Aquilegia formosa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 30, 2020).