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Canon SX40 HS
Found in a small church yard/ cemetary in Boone County, Ky.

Aquilegia canadensis L.
Eastern red columbine, Wild red columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
USDA Symbol: AQCA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This is an erect, branching perennial, up to 2 ft. tall, well-known for its showy flowers. A nodding, red and yellow flower with upward spurred petals alternating with spreading, colored sepals and numerous yellow stamens hanging below the petals. The compound leaves, divided into round-lobed threes, are attractive in their own right.

This beautiful woodland wildflower has showy, drooping, bell-like flowers equipped with distinctly backward-pointing tubes, similar to the garden Columbines. These tubes, or spurs, contain nectar that attracts long-tongued insects and hummingbirds especially adapted for reaching the sweet secretion. It is reported that Native Americans rubbed the crushed seeds on the hands of men as a love charm. European Columbine (A. vulgaris), with blue, violet, pink, or white short-spurred flowers, was introduced from Europe and has now become well established in many parts of the East. Aquilegia canadensis readily hybridizes with the popular Southwestern yellow columbines (A. chrysantha, etc.), yielding some striking yellow-and-red color combinations in the flowers. This genus has been referred to as the flower for the masses. Once started, Columbine propagates for years and, although perennial, increases rapidly by self seeding. (Andy Fyon)

The genus name Aquilegia comes from the Latin aquila which means eagle and refers to the spurred petals that many believe resemble an eagles talons.

Info obtained here.
http://www.wildflower.org/explore/

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flower, wildflower, columbine, red columbine, kentucky, boone county ky, ronrussell, ron russell, nature, rural, macro, closeup

My name is Ron Russell. I have lived in Newport, Kentucky since 1986.
My interest in photography as a hobby goes back to a Minolta camera I found in 1974.I love digital photgraphy because of the freedom it gives me to shoot whatever whenever I want. My Canon SX40 HS is a constant companion.
I’ll add a caption to any photo. Let me know what you want I’ll add it, upload and reply. kybassman50@msn.com

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Comments

  • Heather Crough
    Heather Croughover 2 years ago

    So beautiful aren’t they! You captured it well. :)

  • Hi Heather, Thanks. Yes they are a most beautiful wildflower. You must have seen this as I was adding it since you caught it pre titled.
    Congradulations on being a featured arts in ‘Time Worn’.

    – Ron Russell

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Lovely sharp shot

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 2 years ago

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and written info! Your submissions are perfect Ron in every way!! Well done!!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorilee9 months ago

    Congratulations!! Your LOVELY image is being FEATURED
    in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

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