Columbine (Aquilegia ) is a genus of about 60-70 species of perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, known for the spurred petals of their flowers. The fruit is a follicle. The five points that stick out further than the petals are the calix (chalis). The Colorado Blue Columbine is the official state flower of Colorado.
Columbine is a hardy perennial, which propagates by seed. It will grow to a height of 15 to 20 inches. It will grow in full sun; however, it prefers growing in partial shade and well-drained soil, and is able to tolerate average soils and dry soil conditions.