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Landscape Exhibits 

April 4, 2012

Plant of the Week

Aquilegia formosa - Western Columbine


Plant Type: semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial
Habitat: multiple plant communities
Flower: red sepals, yellow to red petals, spring to early summer blooms
Light: sun to shade
Landscapes: this plant is a great addition to a shade garden. It is short lived compared to other species, but is a good nectar source for hummingbirds. Dead head spent flowers to extend blooming season.
Human Uses: The Miwok boiled the early spring greens as a food source.

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