How to Draw a Columbine Flower

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Columbine Flower in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Columbine Flower.

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How to Draw a Columbine Flower - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: In this first step draw a circle with lines coming out of it. Also add small petals around it to create the center of the flower.

Step 2: Then draw the petals by drawing five slightly heart shaped petals and then pointed petals in the background.

Step 3: In this step draw the stem starting below the flower and slanting to the left.

Step 4: Lastly draw the leaves starting at the bottom of the stem. Each leaf should have a small stem and little rounded shapes to complete it.

Interesting Facts about Columbines

Columbines are small flowers that fall apart really easy. Their middles are a 5 point bloom with pointy petals around the outside. Columbines can grow to 2 feet tall and normally bloom in two colors. The inside is usually yellow or white, and the outside petals are purple or red. Columbines grow naturally in the forests of North America. They do well in dry conditions and can usually live 3 to 5 years. Hummingbirds and other nectar collecting creature visit columbines quite often.

Did you know?

  • A common pest for a Columbine is a leaf miner. The bug comes in and tears up the flower’s leaves. After a while the plant will die.
  • Columbines are the state flower of Colorado.
  • The scientific name for Columbines comes from the Latin word for “Eagle.” It’s called Eagle because the outside circle of petals look like talons.
  • The only way to save a Columbine plant from infection and pests is to cut the plant to the ground and wait for next year.
  • When a Columbine is in its early stages of growing, it looks like a clover.

Lesson Plan Note: Take a day to study the state of Colorado in the United States. The area is full of natural wonders to explore with a class.