|Also known as:||Wild Columbine|
|Habitat:||shade, sun; rocky woods and slopes|
|Bloom season:||May - July|
|Plant height:||1 to 3 feet|
|USDA PLANTS database:||Minnesota county distribution map|
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5 upside down tubes fused at the tips into a bell shape. The spurs at the base of each tube are hollow. Color is red with yellow tips, but can range from pink-red to orange-red. A bundle of yellow stamens hangs down from the bottom of the bell. Flower is 1 to 2 inches long from the tip of the tube spur to the tip of the stamens.
Leaves are compound in 3's, basal and alternating up the slender stem. Leaflets may be notched and/or lobed in 2 or 3 segments, to 2½ inches long and wide. The stem may be slightly hairy, especially on the upper part of the plant.
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Photos taken at Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton, MN, May 2007
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