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Crimson columbine (Aquilegia formosa)

The crimson columbine (Aquilegia formosa) is a beautifully showy wildflower native to western North America. Also known as western columbine, this perennial herb favors stream banks and other moist environments.

Crimson columbine (Aquilegia formosa).  Carson Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Alpine County, CA.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0260
Crimson columbine (Aquilegia formosa), close-up of a fully bloomed flower head. Carson Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Alpine County, California.
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Crimson columbine (Aquilegia formosa).  Carson Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Alpine County, CA.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0164
Crimson columbine (Aquilegia formosa), documentary view depicting the plant's salient features and surrounding habitat. Carson Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Alpine County, California.
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