Aquilegia Express: Yellow Columbines
Aquilegia flavescens, yellow columbine
The yellow columbine occurs in British Columbia and Alberta south into eastern Washington, northeastern Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, northwestern Wyoming, and eastern Utah.
Aquilegia flavescens ranges in height from 20 to 70 cm. The foliage is glabrous or pilose; the stems are glandular pubescent and the leaves are green above and glaucous below. The flowers are nodding. The sepals are yellow, to sometimes-yellowish pink or raspberry pink, 12 to 20 mm long and reflexed. The blades are white to cream, 7 to 10 mm long. The spurs are yellow to raspberry pink, slightly curved and 10 to 20 mm long. The stamens extend beyond the blades.
Aquilegia flavescens is found growing in moist mountain meadows and rocky alpine slopes.
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