Aquilegia micrantha


Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 2, 4: 559-560, plate 19. 1895.

Synonyms: Aquilegia flavescens var. rubicunda (Tidestrom) S. L. Welsh Aquilegia micrantha var. mancosana Eastwood
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems 30-60 cm. Basal leaves 2-3×-ternately compound, 10-35 cm, much shorter than stems; leaflets green adaxially, to 13-32 mm, viscid; primary petiolules 21-64 mm (leaflets not crowded), glandular-pubescent or glandular. Flowers erect or nodding; sepals perpendicular to floral axis, white, cream, blue, or pink, oblong-lanceolate, 8-20 × 3-6 mm, apex acuminate to obtuse; petals: spurs white or colored like sepals, straight, ± parallel or divergent, 15-30 mm, slender, evenly tapered from base or occasionally ± abruptly narrowed near middle, blades white or cream, oblong, 6-10 × 3-7 mm; stamens 9-14 mm. Follicles 10-20 mm; beak 8-10 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (Apr–Sep).
Habitat: Seepy rock walls of canyons
Elevation: 1000-2500 m


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Lower Taxa

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Alan T. Whittemore +
Eastwood +
Ariz. +, Colo. +  and Utah. +
1000-2500 m +
Seepy rock walls of canyons +
Flowering spring–summer (Apr–Sep). +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
Aquilegia flavescens var. rubicunda +  and Aquilegia micrantha var. mancosana +
Aquilegia micrantha +
Aquilegia +
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