“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wild Columbine growing amid wild garlic in Unionville, New York, USA

Also known as Red Columbine, This wildflowers is in the Buttercup family.
It is a nodding, red and yellow flower with upward spurred petals alternating with spreading, colored sepals and numerous yellow stamens hanging below the petals.
The flowers are about 1-2" long, with sepals 5, red and petals 5, the blade is yellow and the hollow spur is red. Stamens form a column.
The leaves are about 4-6" wide, compound, long-stalked, and divided into 9-27 light green 3-lobed leaflets.
The fruit is beaked, a dry pod, splitting open along inner side.
Columbine grows to about 1-2’, flowering from April-July, in rocky, wooded, or open slopes.
Its range is Ontario to Quebec; south throughout New England to Georgia; west to Tennessee and Wisconsin.


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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you!

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  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Capture Pamela great lighting

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  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    Following your trail of such amazingly beautiful floral posts!! Stunning!

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  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful colors.. lovely photo. I have never seen a wild Columbine but this is lovely.. Brenda

  • Thanks much, such a fragile wildflower they are!

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  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    So beautiful, the colors are so vibrant and flow together so beautifully, I see features coming for this one!

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  • carlosramos
    carlosramosabout 3 years ago

    Perfectly done !

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  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

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  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 3 years ago

    Amazing work Pam….. :)))

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  • Meladana
    Meladanaabout 3 years ago

    So beautiful, great vibrant colours! :))

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  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...about 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture.

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