Aquilegia Express: Yellow Columbines
Aquilegia laramiensis, Laramie columbine
The Laramie columbine is endemic to the Laramie Mountains in Wyoming.
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 is a narrow endemic and is ranked G2, imperiled by NatureServe.