Family:
Ranunculaceae
Scientific Name:
Aquilegia vulgaris
Toxins:
cyanogenic glycosides
Flower Color:
Found:
gardens, ornamental, woodlands

Geographical Distribution

Columbine distribution - United States

Columbine

Aquilegia vulgaris

Granny's Bonnet, Granny's nightcap, Crowfoot, Lion's herb, Lady's shoes
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Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) is a flowering herbaceous perennial which is widely distributed across Eurasisa, North Africa, and the eastern United States. There are over 65 different species of Aquilegia, each one having a different color arrangement and flower pattern.
Columbine's leaves and stems contain cyanogenic compounds, tannins, anthocyannins, and cycloartane derivatives.