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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Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Alan T. Whittemore +
Hooker +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
cuneate +, truncate +  and cordate +
straight +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
pale-yellow +  and white +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
3mm;6mm +
globose;cylindric +
1-10-flowered +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Mont. +, S.Dak. +  and Wyo. +
800-3500 m +
1-10-flowered +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
sessile +  and aggregate +
Open woods, meadows, shores, and rock outcrops +
axillary +  and terminal +
compound +  and simple +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
not viscid +
parted +  and lobed +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (4.4 cm44 mm <br />0.044 m <br />) +
palmate +  and pinnate +
distinct +
conspicuous +
reduced +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
Flowering summer (Jun–Aug). +
5 +  and 10 +
glabrous +  and pilose +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
not arillate +  and stalked +
obovoid +
not persistent +
distinct +
3 +  and 6 +
elliptic +  and lanceolate +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (5.1 cm51 mm <br />0.051 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
backward-pointing +
tapered +  and hooked +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
scale-like +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
persistent +
Aquilegia brevistyla +
Aquilegia +
species +
enlarged +
herbaceous +  and woody +