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Aquilegia elegantula (Western red columbine)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Aquilegia elegantula

Western red columbine

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

USDA Symbol: aqel

USDA Native Status:

The genus name Aquilegia comes from the Latin aquila which means eagle and refers to the spurred petals that many believe resemble an eagles talons.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Fruit Type: Follicle
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , NM , UT

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Mr. Smarty Plants says

Alternative names for Aquilegia Sanguinaria
May 03, 2006
I am looking for the common name for a flower called Aquilegia Sanguinaria. Can you help? Does this even exist?
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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Aquilegia elegantula in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aquilegia elegantula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aquilegia elegantula

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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