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Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Photographed at Point Pelee National Park near Leamington, Ontario during the May bird migration.

Height: 20 to 70 cm
Flowering Period: mid- to late spring
Light: sun to partial sun
Moisture: dry to average
Range: Nova Scotia to Saskatchewan

Hummingbirds are attracted to wild columbine. They are attracted to its red flowers and feed on its nectar. The shape of the flowers seems perfectly designed for the hummingbirds' needle-like beak. Columbines readily seed themselves and new plants keep popping up each year. In a Native American tradition, the crushed seeds are rubbed on the hands of the menfolk as a love charm.

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