Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Yellow Columbine

Yellow Columbine, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson - April 2006

The Yellow Columbine grows at elevations between 3000 - 11,000 feet in forest areas. It can be found in the Santa Catalina Mountains to the north of Tucson between April and September.

Lené (Counting Petals) has a beautiful photo of a different coloured wild columbine taken in the Champlain Valley, Vermont.

8 comments:

Jimmy said...

Never seen a yellow one...all I have seen are yellow and pink.

Mary said...

These flowers look very similar to the cultivated plants we call aquilega or granny bonnets. Mine are not flowering yet , but when they do I will take some pictures.
I wonder if they are the same family

Ontario Wanderer said...

Yellow! How neat! Our wild ones are mostly red with a bit of yellow and the garden escapes are mostly blue.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Post Script: I liked your note on Whorled Leaves about eels!

robin andrea said...

I love columbines. They are such beautiful flowers. Wonderful photo.

Pam in Tucson said...

jimmy, ontario wanderer - I've seen the red and yellow ones that ontario wanderer and lené see in the wild back east. I've seen photos of the yellow and pink.

mary - granny bonnets are a type of European wild columbine, so I imagine they are related. I love the name :) I'll look forward to your photos.

ow - glad you liked the eel note. I got a bit carried away!

robin andrea - I don't see them down in the valley here except in gardens and parks. It's wonderful to discover them in the woods on the mountains.

lené said...

What a beautiful photograph, Pam. The clarity is great in the blown up version. I've never seen a yellow columbine before.

kerrdelune said...

These yellow columbines are spectacular and I have never seen anything like them here. Ours are red and yellow and one of my favourite markes of spring.