Aquilegia barnebyi

Munz

Leafl. W. Bot. 5: 177-178. 1949

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Stems 30-80 cm. Basal leaves 2-3×-ternately compound, 5-30 cm, much shorter than stems; leaflets to 8-20 mm, glaucous on both sides, not viscid; primary petiolules 17-34 mm (leaflets not crowded), glabrous. Flowers erect or nodding; sepals perpendicular to floral axis, pink, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, 10-18 × 5-7 mm, apex acute or acuminate; petals: spurs pink, straight, ± parallel, 14-27 mm, stout proximally, slender distally, evenly tapered from base, blades yellow or cream, oblong, 6-10 × 4-6 mm; stamens 11-16 mm. Follicles 18-25 mm; beak 8-12 mm.

Phenology: Flowering summer (Jun–Jul).
Habitat: Cliff walls and talus slopes, usually on shale
Elevation: 1500-2600 m

Discussion

Aquilegia barnebyi is endemic to the Green River drainage. It is very similar to A. micrantha, and intermediate plants are found in Colorado.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.