Aquilegia scopulorum

Tidestrom

Amer. Midl. Naturalist 1: 167, plate 11. 1910.

EndemicIllustrated
Synonyms: Aquilegia scopulorum var. calcarea (M. E. Jones) Munz
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems 5-30 cm. Basal leaves 2×-ternately compound, 3-12 cm, much shorter than stems; leaflets to 5-14 mm, not viscid, glaucous on both sides; primary petiolules 3-15 mm (leaflets densely crowded), glabrous or pilose. Flowers erect; sepals perpendicular to floral axis, blue to white or sometimes reddish purple, ovate-oblong, 13-22 × 4-10 mm, apex obtuse or broadly acute; petals: spurs blue to white or reddish purple, straight, ± parallel, 25-40 mm, slender, evenly tapered from base, blades white, yellow, blue, or reddish purple, oblong or spatulate, 8-14 × 4-7 mm; stamens 11-15 mm. Follicles 10-18 mm; beak 8-11 mm.


Phenology: Flowering summer (Jun–Aug).
Habitat: Rocky slopes, woodlands, or meadows
Elevation: 2000-3500 m

Discussion

Populations intermediate between Aquilegia scopulorum and A. coerulea are known from Utah. Aquilegia scopulorum has also been reported from southern Wyoming; the record is doubtful.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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Acute (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Alan T. Whittemore +
Tidestrom +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
cuneate +, truncate +  and cordate +
straight +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
reddish purple +, blue +, yellow +  and white +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
spatulate;oblong +
4mm;7mm +
globose;cylindric +
1-10-flowered +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
Nev. +  and Utah. +
2000-3500 m +
1-10-flowered +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
sessile +  and aggregate +
Rocky slopes, woodlands, or meadows +
axillary +  and terminal +
compound +  and simple +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
not viscid +
parted +  and lobed +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 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 +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Amer. Midl. Naturalist +
not arillate +  and stalked +
obovoid +
reddish purple;sometimes;blue;white +
not persistent +
distinct +
perpendicular +
3 +  and 6 +
ovate-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 +
blue +  and white or reddish purple +
straight +
backward-pointing +
tapered +
slender +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
scale-like +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
persistent +
Aquilegia scopulorum var. calcarea +
Aquilegia scopulorum +
Aquilegia +
species +
enlarged +
herbaceous +  and woody +