Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Western Red Columbine

The Western Red Columbine (Aquilegia elegantula) has a very narrow range that covers parts of Colorado and Utah. I have lived here 10 years and this is the second time I have seen it. Both sightings were in the mountains west of the the Eisenhower tunnel.

The Red Columbine grows in coniferous forests and needs seeping water. This specimen was growing out of a tree trunk. I am not sure how it was getting its water.


Kelly the little black dog said...

Ohhhh. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog sylvia. I've done a number of these. Keep at it. ~Steven

Unknown said...

I found one in West Virginia. It is so beautiful.