Aquilegia elegantula

Greene

Pittonia 4: 14-15. 1899.

Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems 10-60 cm. Basal leaves 2×-ternately compound, 15-30 cm, usually shorter than stems; leaflets green adaxially, to 11-33 mm, not viscid; primary petiolules 17-58 mm (leaflets not crowded), glabrous or pilose. Flowers pendent; sepals erect, red proximally, yellow-green distally, elliptic-ovate, 7-11 × 4-5 mm, apex rounded to acute; petals: spurs red, straight, ± parallel, 16-23 mm, stout (at least proximally), abruptly narrowed near middle, blades yellow-green, oblong or rounded, 6-8 × 3-4 mm; stamens 8-14 mm. Follicles 13-20 mm; beak 13-15 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (May–Jul).
Habitat: Moist coniferous forests, especially along streams
Elevation: 1500-3500 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Utah, n Mexico

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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Rounded (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Alan T. Whittemore +
Greene +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
cuneate +, truncate +  and cordate +
straight +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
yellow-green +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
rounded;oblong +
3mm;4mm +
globose;cylindric +
1-10-flowered +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
Ariz. +, Colo. +, N.Mex. +, Utah +  and n Mexico +
1500-3500 m +
1-10-flowered +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
sessile +  and aggregate +
Moist coniferous forests, especially along streams +
axillary +  and terminal +
compound +  and simple +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
not viscid +
parted +  and lobed +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (3.3 cm33 mm <br />0.033 m <br />) +
palmate +  and pinnate +
distinct +
conspicuous +
reduced +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–summer (May–Jul). +
5 +  and 10 +
pilose +  and glabrous +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (5.8 cm58 mm <br />0.058 m <br />) +
not arillate +  and stalked +
obovoid +
yellow-green;red +
not persistent +
distinct +
3 +  and 6 +
elliptic-ovate +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (5.1 cm51 mm <br />0.051 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Illustrated +
straight +
backward-pointing +
narrowed +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br />) +
scale-like +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
persistent +
Aquilegia elegantula +
Aquilegia +
species +
enlarged +
herbaceous +  and woody +