|5 June 2012|
Aquilegia crysantha var. crysantha ~ Golden Columbine, Canary Columbine
A tender perennial here in Thunder Bay, the Golden Columbine is found growing vigorously in damp dapple lit areas in Texas and the southwestern States. It's in its second year in our front garden in nearly complete shade (other than an hour or so of morning sun). Columbines are members of the buttercup family. The Canary's delicate yellow blooms stand upright on stems reaching 20-50cm, with green foliage. My plant was touched by a little powdery mildew last year, so I'll have to keep a close eye on it this season.
|stamens reaching beyond the blades|
|9 June 2012|