Aquilegia Express: Yellow Columbines
Aquilegia laramiensis, Laramie columbine
The Laramie columbine is endemic to the Laramie Mountains in Wyoming.
A very narrow endemic, Aquilegia laramiensis, is a small flower with an unusual cream to greenish white coloration. Photo by Bonnie Heidel
Range map of Aquilegia laramiensis. Courtesy of Flora of North America.
Aquilegia laramiensis ranges in height 5 to 25 cm. Foliage is glaucous and glabrous to slightly pubescent. The flowers are nodding. The sepals are greenish white, 7 to 15 mm long and spreading. The blades are cream colored, 5 to 12 mm long. The spurs are hooked, white, 5 to 8 mm long and broad at the base, tapering evenly to the tip. The stamens extend beyond the blades.
Aquilegia laramiensis is found growing in moist rock crevices.
Aquilegia laramiensis. Photo by Charmaine Delmatier.
Aquilegia laramiensis habitat. Photo by Charmaine Delmatier.
Aquilegia laramiensis is a narrow endemic and is ranked G2, imperiled by NatureServe.
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