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Yellow Columbine - Aquilegia flavescens


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Stems 10–70 cm. Leaves glabrous to rarely puberulent with glandular petiolules; blades twice ternate; ultimate segments 15–45 mm long. Flowers several, nodding; sepals yellow, 10–20 mm long; petals yellow to deep pink, the straight to incurved spurs 8–12 mm long. Fruits glandular, ca. 2 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to OR, UT, CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 17

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Habitat
Moist soil of meadows, open forest, often along streams and on cool, rocky slopes; montane to lower alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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