Aquilegia coerulea var. pinetorum

(Tidestrom) Payson ex Kearney & Peebles

Fl. Pl. Ferns Ariz., 318. 1942

Endemic
Basionyms: Aquilegia pinetorum Tidestrom Amer. Midl. Naturalist 1: 166-167. 1910
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Leaves 2-3×-ternately compound. Flowers: sepals white, pale blue, or pink, (22-)29-51 mm; petals: spurs 43-72 mm, blades 20-28 mm; stamens 17-24 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (May–Sep).
Habitat: Rocky slopes or near streams, in open woodland or herbland
Elevation: 1800-3400 m

Discussion

Aquilegia coerulea var. pinetorum is very close to A. coerulea var. ochroleuca; leaf differences given by P. A. Munz (1946) do not hold up. The varieties may be reliably distinguished if data on variation in the whole population are available (mean spur length 40-48 mm in populations of A. coerulea var. ochroleuca, 50-58 mm in populations of A. coerulea var. pinetorum), but the range for individual flowers overlaps somewhat.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Alan T. Whittemore +
(Tidestrom) Payson ex Kearney & Peebles +
Aquilegia pinetorum +
Ariz. +  and Utah. +
1800-3400 m +
Rocky slopes or near streams, in open woodland or herbland +
Flowering spring–summer (May–Sep). +
Fl. Pl. Ferns Ariz., +
Aquilegia coerulea var. pinetorum +
Aquilegia coerulea +
variety +