Aquilegia pubescens

Coville

Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 4: 56-57, plate 1. 1893.

EndemicIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems 20-50 cm. Basal leaves 1-2×-ternately compound, 8-25 cm, much shorter than stems; leaflets green adaxially, to 10-25 mm, not viscid; primary petiolules 12-48 mm (leaflets not crowded), glabrous or sometimes pilose. Flowers erect; sepals perpendicular to floral axis, cream to yellow or pink, lance-oblong to ovate, (15-) 20-25 × 5-9 mm, apex obtuse to acuminate; petals: spurs cream to yellow or pink, straight, ± parallel or divergent, 25-40 mm, slender, evenly tapered from base, blades cream to yellow, oblong, 8-17 × 5-8 mm; stamens 13-16 mm. Follicles 20-25 mm; beak 10-12 mm. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering summer (Jun–Aug).
Habitat: Open rocky places, alpine or subalpine
Elevation: 3000-4000 m

Discussion

Aquilegia pubescens is endemic to the southern Sierra Nevada. It sometimes forms extensive hybrid swarms with A. formosa.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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Obtuse (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Alan T. Whittemore +
Coville +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
cuneate +, truncate +  and cordate +
straight +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
cream +  and yellow +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
5mm;8mm +
globose;cylindric +
1-10-flowered +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
3000-4000 m +
1-10-flowered +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
sessile +  and aggregate +
Open rocky places, alpine or subalpine +
axillary +  and terminal +
compound +  and simple +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
not viscid +
parted +  and lobed +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 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 +
pilose +  and glabrous +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (4.8 cm48 mm <br />0.048 m <br />) +
Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. +
not arillate +  and stalked +
obovoid +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
cream;yellow or pink +
not persistent +
distinct +
perpendicular +
3 +  and 6 +
lance-oblong +  and ovate +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (5.1 cm51 mm <br />0.051 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
divergent +  and parallel +
cream +  and yellow or pink +
straight +
backward-pointing +
tapered +
slender +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
scale-like +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
persistent +
Aquilegia pubescens +
Aquilegia +
species +
enlarged +
herbaceous +  and woody +