Texas natives #22: Winecup and Columbine

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Blog entry by chscholz posted 04-23-2013 12:42 AM 2473 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The native plants I seeded are coming along nicely.

Here’s the yellow columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha):

White winecup (Callirhoe involucrata. v. lineariloba):

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posted 04-23-2013 01:47 AM

beautiful flowers and beautiful photos!!!
I love columbines. I need to plant some more.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 04-23-2013 05:24 AM

I echo MsDebbieP’s comments. Fabulous photos.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 04-23-2013 10:33 AM

Looking good, Iove Columbine, I have it growing wild various places in my lot.

-- My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred Ale

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posted 04-25-2013 12:12 AM

Thanks for the compliments Debbie, jroot Otto.
Yes, we fans of the native pants like columbine.

Wikipedia states: The plant’s seeds and roots are highly poisonous however, and contain cardiogenic toxins.

Never seen this mention in any native plant publication. Is that something you are concerned about? Does the toxicity strongly depend on the variety of columbine or are they all “highly poisonous”?

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