Aquilegia formosa. This native of the west coast and Rocky Mountains can be spotted in moist woodlands from Alaska down to California. Its distinctive red flowers dance and wobble in the slightest breeze. Red Columbine is a hardy perennial in Zones 3 to 9, and it thrives in partial shade. It can be grown in full sun, but it would benefit from even more soil moisture. Its wonderful flowers appear mid-spring to early summer, with spurs at the back that are generous with nectar, luring hummingbirds, butterflies, and long tongued bees. The flowers are followed by decorative seed pods that dry and begin to shed their contents in late summer.
Aquilegia is a hardy perennial known as Columbine.