Scientific name
Pulsatilla patens
Also Known As
Eastern pasqueflower, Anemone patens, Prairie crocus, Windflower, Cutleaf anemone
A distinctive feature of this western grassland native is the feathery, silky fruiting head. The leaves, flowers, and stalks are all covered with silver white hairs. In moist areas in mountains, you can also see the western pasqueflower which is larger, has white flowers, and more finely divided leaves.

Scientific name
Aquilegia coerulea
Also Known As
Rocky mountain columbine
Colorado blue columbines flowers hang down with five upward claw-like pointing spurs. The leaves are divided in three and each leaf has three lobes.

Scientific name
Aquilegia canadensis
Also Known As
Eastern columbine
Red columbines have red, tubular flowers that hang downwards with upward pointing claw-like spurs. They typically have leaves divided in threes which each have three lobes. Hummingbirds and bees are important pollinators of this species.