Jones' Columbine - Aquilegia jonesii
Stems 3–10 cm high. Leaves glaucous, short-villous, all basal; blades twice ternate; ultimate segments overlapping, 2–10 mm long. Flowers solitary, erect, borne near the ground; sepals blue, 10–20 mm long; petals light blue with straight spurs ca. 10 mm long. Fruits glabrous, 10–20 mm long with long beaks (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Southern Alberta, northwest and central Montana, northern Wyoming.
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Stony, calcareous soil of ridges, outcrops, talus slopes, often in cushion plant communities; alpine, occasionally to the montane zone in exposed sites (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.