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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Aquilegia canadensis (Wild or Eastern Red Columbine)
This lovely wildflower is native to woodlands and rocky slopes through much of the eastern half of North America.* Its nodding, bell-like flowers on delicate foliage attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The Virginia Native Plant Society honored Wild Columbine as Wildflower of the Year in 1998.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native to DC, is rare in DE, and occurs throughout PA. In VA, it is common in the mountains, frequent in the Piedmont, and infrequent in the Coastal Plain.
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