|A. vulgaris grows upright with mid-green leaves that are 2-ternate that grow from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long. They also have 5 to 15 terminal flowers on leafy racemes and hooked spurs to 3/4 inches long.
Columbine is a clumping perennial found in meadows, woodlands and mountainous regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Leaves are finely divided, ternate, bluish-green, divided into leaflets 1 to 1 1/2 inches long.
This is a graceful upright perennial. Grows well in fertile, well-drained soil with partial shade to full sun. For alpine species a gritty, sharply-drained, humus-rich soil is required. Excellent in a light woodland setting or herbaceous border.