Aquilegia L.

Common Name: Columbine

Family: Ranunculaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 533. 1753.

Other: Aquila = eagle (Gk) - named for the form of the petals. Lectotype: A. vulgaris L. (Ill. Fl. N. U.S. (Britton & Brown), ed. 2 2: 92. 1913). Short-lived but self-seed well. Humusy soil and light shade.


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