Aquilegia flavescens

Golden Columbine

Ascending to erect. Leaves mostly basal, blue-green, shiny, divided palmately to 3 rounded segments, divided again and toothed. Flowers cream to yellow, sometimes tinted scarlet; 5 spurs shorter than petals, turning inward with a hook on the end. Grows in moist soils in meadows, mixed woods, at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--30 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest, Subalpine
  • Found In: Wallowas, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes