Aquilegia saximontana

Rydberg in A. Gray et al.

in A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 1: 43. 1895

Conservation concernEndemicSelected by author to be illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
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Illustrator: John Myers
Stems 5-25 cm. Basal leaves 1-2×-ternately compound, 5-25 cm, no longer than stems; leaflets green adaxially, 7-22 mm, not viscid; primary petiolules 7-40 mm (leaflets usually crowded), glabrous. Flowers nodding; sepals divergent from floral axis, blue, oblong-ovate, 9-18 × 5-8 mm, apex obtuse to acute; petals: spurs blue, hooked, 3-9 mm, stout, evenly tapered from base, blades yellowish, oblong or spatulate, 7-10 × 3-5 mm; stamens 5-8 mm. Follicles 7-10 mm; beak 3-5 mm. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering summer (Jul–Aug).
Habitat: Cliffs and rocky slopes, subalpine and alpine
Elevation: 3300-4000 m


Of conservation concern.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Aquilegia saximontana"
AuthorAlan T. Whittemore +
AuthorityRydberg in A. Gray et al. +
DistributionColo. +
Elevation3300-4000 m +
HabitatCliffs and rocky slopes, subalpine and alpine +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering summer (Jul–Aug). +
Publication titlein A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. +
Publication year1895 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V3/V3 360.xml +
Special statusConservation concern +, Endemic + and Selected by author to be illustrated +
Taxon familyRanunculaceae +
Taxon nameAquilegia saximontana +
Taxon parentAquilegia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 3 +