Photos and story by Fred Heath, 4/17/2017
The other day while walking along Sabino Creek on the east side just above the dam, I was surprised to find a Yellow Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha). Although this can be a common flower up higher in the Catalina Mts. a little later in the season, I didn’t expect to find a plant in Sabino. I did check our annotated list and, sure enough, it was there, so someone has recorded it before. I’m fairly certain I’ve never come across this elegant flower in Sabino before.
Ned and I saw Yellow Columbine in this same spot in May 2013.