Approximately 100 seeds.

At a Glance: Western columbine is a perennial herb in the buttercup family. Western columbine likes to grow in moist, open to partly shaded sites; meadows, rocky slopes and beaches, forest glades, clearings,  and roadsides. This plant can grow up to 3 ft tall.

Leaves: Basal arrangement, twice divided in threes.

Flowers: Drooping red and yellow flowers; usually 2-5 flowers per plant.

Growing Conditions:

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
Full sun > 80%
Mostly sunny 60%-80%
Partial sun and shade 40%- 60%
Low elevation
Mid elevation
High elevation


MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J., & Alaback, P. B. (1994). Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Richmond, Wash: Lone Pine Publishing.