Aquilegia flavescens

S. Watson

Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 10. 1871.

EndemicIllustrated
Synonyms: Aquilegia flavescens var. miniana J. F. Macbride & Payson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems 20-70 cm. Basal leaves 2×-ternately compound, 8-30 cm, much shorter than stems; leaflets green adaxially, to 14-42 mm, not viscid; primary petiolules to 13-67 mm (leaflets not crowded), glabrous or pilose. Flowers nodding; sepals perpendicular to floral axis, yellow or tinged with pink, elliptic-lanceolate to oblong, 12-22 × 4-10 mm, apex obtuse to acute or sometimes acuminate; petals: spurs yellow, tips incurved, 10-18 mm, stout, evenly tapered from base or more abruptly narrowed near middle, blades cream colored, oblong, 7-10 × 4-8 mm; stamens 12-17 mm. Follicles 18-27 mm; beak 8-10 mm.


Phenology: Flowering summer (Jun–Aug).
Habitat: Moist mountain meadows and alpine slopes
Elevation: 1300-3500 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Discussion

Aquilegia flavescens sometimes forms hybrid swarms with A. formosa var. formosa, which grows at lower elevations through much of its range. Intermediate specimens having pinkish red flowers and petal blades 5-6 mm are occasionally found where these species grow together. The name A. flavescens var. miniana has sometimes been mistakenly applied to these intermediates, but the type of var. miniana is a typical, pink-sepaled plant of A. flavescens.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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Acuminate (?) +, Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Alan T. Whittemore +
S. Watson +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
cuneate +, truncate +  and cordate +
straight +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
cream colored +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
4mm;8mm +
globose;cylindric +
1-10-flowered +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
1300-3500 m +
1-10-flowered +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br /> (2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br />) +
sessile +  and aggregate +
Moist mountain meadows and alpine slopes +
axillary +  and terminal +
compound +  and simple +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
not viscid +
parted +  and lobed +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (4.2 cm42 mm <br />0.042 m <br />) +
palmate +  and pinnate +
narrowed +
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 +
pilose +  and glabrous +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (6.7 cm67 mm <br />0.067 m <br />) +
Botany (Fortieth Parallel), +
not arillate +  and stalked +
obovoid +
tinged with pink;yellow +
not persistent +
distinct +
perpendicular +
3 +  and 6 +
elliptic-lanceolate +  and oblong +
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 /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
backward-pointing +
tubular +
scale-like +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (70 cm700 mm <br />0.7 m <br />) +
persistent +
Aquilegia flavescens var. miniana +
Aquilegia flavescens +
Aquilegia +
species +
tapered +
enlarged +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
herbaceous +  and woody +