|Columbine are members of the buttercup
family. The plant can grows at elevations
3000 - 11,000 feet in usually along streams and washes in moist, sandy
soil, in shady forests. The columbine grows to about 4 feet in height and
has dark green leaves. Leaves grow to 1
inches in length. The Yellow Columbine blooms between April and
September, and produces a bright yellow flower. The flowers have 5
petals which grow to 3 inches in width and have 2 inch long spurs which
project backwards (though you can't see these in the photo).
This columbine was photographed
near the summit of Mt. Lemmon.