AQUILEGIA CANADENSIS, L. Red Columbine. A beautiful native flower, adorning our rocks, cultivated for beauty. Equivalent of Aq. vulgaris, which is diuretic, menagogue, sudorific, antiscorbutic, and aperitive. The roots, flowers, and seeds are used in Europe; the seeds are acrid oily, taken in vinous infusions for jaundice.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.