Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis
Also called Wild Columbine.
Features: Illinois' only native Columbine, with its unique red and yellow drooping flowers, is more colorful and desired by pollinators than non-native garden varieties. Works well in a woodland garden but will also grow in sunnier sites. It is an early bloomer and may self-seed and move around each year but does not take over or spread too much.
Hummingbirds migrating need this, and it is a larval host to Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius), a type of Borer Moth (Papaipema leucostigma) and the Columbine Sawfly (Pristophora aquilegae).
Light: Shade to partial sun
Soil: Moist to dry
Height: 1-3 feet
Blooms: April to June