Aquilegia pyrenaica

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Aquilegia pyrenaica DC.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   5

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: follicle

106A / 326ddc 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales

Aquilegia pyrenaica, commonly known as Pyrenean columbine, is a perennial.

Naming

Aquilegia pyrenaica was described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1805. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Aquilegia pyrenaica is native to France and the Pyrenees.

Cultivation

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 -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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