cyanogenic glycosides
Flower Color:
  • flower color
  • flower color
  • flower color
  • flower color
gardens, ornamental, woodlands

Time of Greatest Risk


Geographical Distribution

Columbine distribution - United States

Related Species


Aquilegia vulgaris

Granny's Bonnet, Granny's Nightcap, Crowfoot, Lion's Herb, Lady's Shoes
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Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant which is widely distributed across Eurasisa, North Africa, and also found in the eastern United States. There are over 65 different species of Aquilegia, each one having a different color arrangement and flower pattern.

Columbine Toxic Components

A. vulgaris leaves and stems contain cyanogenic compounds, tannins, anthocyannins, and cycloartane derivatives. The leaves, stems and flower parts of A. vulgaris contain several flavonoids and phenolic acids. Alkaloids have been found in its roots.