Aquilegia elegantula Greene
Western Red Columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
USDA Symbol: AQEL
The genus name "Aquilegia" comes from the Latin "aquila" which means "eagle" and refers to the spurred petals that many believe resemble an eagle's talons.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , UT
Native Distribution: Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, with separate populations in Coahuila and Nuevo Leon in northern Mexico
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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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Aquilegia elegantula in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aquilegia elegantula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aquilegia elegantula
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-09-12
Research By: TWC Staff