Aquilegia canadensis

Common Name: Common columbine, American columbine, Wild Columbine, Canadian Columbine

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habit showing leaves one open flower and two flower buds--do you see how each of the five sepals and petals are elongated into a spur?  These spurs contain nectar.   What might pollinate a flower like this?
flower closeup, showing nectar spurs and stamens flower looking face-on--can you find the different floral whorls here?

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fruits (follicles)--these 5 fruits were formed from the 5 simple pistils present in one flower.  The seeds inside each fruit will fall out the opening at the top.