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Aquilegia shockleyi


Higher Taxonomy
Family: RanunculaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key
Common Name: BUTTERCUP FAMILY
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, woody vine [shrub], occasionally aquatic. Leaf: generally basal and cauline, alternate or opposite, simple or compound; petioles at base generally flat, occasionally sheathing or stipule-like. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, or flowers 1. Flower: generally bisexual, generally radial; sepals 3--6(20), free, early-deciduous or withering in fruit, generally green; petals 0--many, generally free; stamens generally 5--many, staminodes generally 0; pistils 1--many, ovary superior, chamber 1, style 0--1, generally +- persistent as beak, ovules 1--many. Fruit: achene, follicle, berry, +- utricle in Trautvetteria, in aggregate or not, 1--many-seeded.
Genera In Family: +- 60 genera, 1700 species: worldwide, especially northern temperate, tropical mountains; many ornamental (Adonis, Aquilegia, Clematis, Consolida, Delphinium, Helleborus, Nigella). Toxicity: some highly TOXIC (Aconitum, Actaea, Delphinium, Ranunculus). Note: Taxa of Isopyrum in TJM (1993) moved to Enemion; Kumlienia moved to Ranunculus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & Dieter H. Wilken, family description, key to genera
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: AquilegiaView DescriptionDichotomous Key


Common Name: COLUMBINE
Habit: Perennial herb; caudex thick, branched to not. Stem: 1--few, ascending to erect, branched to not, scapose to not, glabrous to glandular-hairy. Leaf: basal 1--3-ternate, petiole generally long; cauline 0--few, generally much reduced, deeply 3-lobed to 1--2-ternate, petiole short to +- 0; segments generally wedge-shaped to obovate, abaxially pale green to glaucous, adaxially green to gray, glabrous to glandular. Inflorescence: few-flowered raceme or flower 1, terminal; axis, pedicels glabrous to glandular; flowers generally nodding. Flower: sepals 5, petal-like, spreading [to +- reflexed]; petals 5, spurs between sepals, mouths < to > 90° to exposed filaments; pistils generally 5. Fruit: follicle, glabrous to glandular. Seed: smooth, shiny, brown to black.
Species In Genus: +- 70 species: temperate North America, Eurasia. Etymology: (Perhaps Latin: eagle, from spurs, or water-drawer, from habitats) Note: Many species, hybrids cultivated as ornamental; natural hybrids common; recent adaptive radiation with specialized pollinations syndromes (bee, hummingbird, hawkmoth).
eFlora Treatment Author: Justen Whittall, Scott A. Hodges & Dieter H. Wilken
Unabridged Reference: Munz 1946 Gentes Herb 7:1--150
Aquilegia shockleyi Eastw.
NATIVE
Habit: Plant 40--100 cm, generally glabrous, glaucous at least proximally. Leaf: basal, lower cauline generally 3-ternate, petioles 8--40 cm, leaflets 11--38 mm; upper cauline generally simple to deeply 3-lobed. Flower: sepals 10--20(25) mm, red (+- yellow or green); petal blade 1--8 mm, yellow, spur 12--23 mm, pink or red, tip 1.5--4 mm wide, mouth <= 90° to exposed filaments, 4--8 mm wide, +- round; stamens 10--18 mm. Fruit: 14--23 mm, beak 9--12 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Seeps, springs, moist places in pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 1200--2700 m. Bioregional Distribution: W&I, DMtns; Distribution Outside California: Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Hummingbird-pollinated; may occur with Aquilegia formosa in W&I.
Synonyms: Aquilegia formosa DC. var. caelifax (Payson) Munz; Aquilegia mohavensis Munz
Jepson eFlora Author: Justen Whittall, Scott A. Hodges & Dieter H. Wilken
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Citation for this treatment: Justen Whittall, Scott A. Hodges & Dieter H. Wilken 2012, Aquilegia shockleyi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=13670, accessed on November 15, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on November 15, 2019.

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