Aquilegia brevistyla

Hooker
Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 24. 1829.
EndemicIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems 20-80 cm. Basal leaves 2×-ternately compound, 5-30 cm, much shorter than stems; leaflets green adaxially, to 12-44 mm, not viscid; primary petiolules 10-55 mm (leaflets not crowded), distally pilose or occasionally glabrous. Flowers nodding; sepals divergent from floral axis, blue, lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 13-16 × 3-6 mm, apex acuminate or acute; petals: spurs blue, hooked, 5-10 mm, stout, evenly tapered from base, blades white or pale yellow, oblong, 7-10 × 3-6 mm; stamens 7-11 mm. Follicles 15-25 mm; beak 3-4 mm. 2n = 14, 16.


Phenology: Flowering summer (Jun–Aug).
Habitat: Open woods, meadows, shores, and rock outcrops
Elevation: 800-3500 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Ont., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Mont., S.Dak., Wyo.

Discussion

Aquilegia brevistyla has been reported from Minnesota. All Minnesota material seen, however, has been misidentified.

The chromosome number in this species needs to be reinvestigated.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Alan T. Whittemore +
Hooker +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Mont. +, S.Dak. +  and Wyo. +
800-3500 m +
Open woods, meadows, shores, and rock outcrops +
Flowering summer (Jun–Aug). +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
Aquilegia brevistyla +
Aquilegia +
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