Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) is a wildflower of the Ranunculaceae family. Leaves are both basal and cauline, lobed and divided. Flowers appear in late spring, above the foliage. Flowers consist of coloured sepals, and petals elongated into a spur. The round end of the spur contains the nectar for the flower and is sought after by pollinators. These plants are easily propagated from seed, and can flower in the first year. Some ornamental cultivars are available, namely 'Little Lanterns'.
Wild columbine leaves are lobed and grouped in clusters of three. The plants grow well in rocky soil.