Aquilegia pyrenaica DC.
Aquilegia pyrenaica, commonly known as Pyrenean columbine, is a perennial.
Aquilegia pyrenaica was described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1805. The name is considered as validly published.
Aquilegia pyrenaica is a species in the genus Aquilegia which contains approximately 117 to 141 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Aquilegia vulgaris.
The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.
Aquilegia pyrenaica is deciduous. The leaves are petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Aquilegia pyrenaica produces bright blue campanulate flowers from April to June.
The perennials produce follicles.
Aquilegia pyrenaica is native to France and the Pyrenees.
The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).