Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for European Columbine - Aquilegia vulgaris   L.
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DistributionScattered records in the Mountains and Piedmont. A specimen from Forsyth County was from a cultivated plant.

Native of Europe; in N.A. mostly maritime Canada and northeastern U.S.
AbundanceRare.
HabitatMargin of woods, cove forest on serpentine, shady slope by creek, roadside.
PhenologyFlowering April-May.
IdentificationEuropean Columbine has blue to violet flowers. Vegetatively it is difficult to separate from our native A. canadensis.
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