Aquilegia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Columbine
Wald-Akelei.JPG
flower and fruit of Aquilegia vulgaris (type species)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Subfamily: Thalictroideae
Genus: Aquilegia
L.
Species

60-70, see text

Aquilegia (common names: granny's bonnet or columbine) is a genus of about 60-70 species[1] of perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, known for the spurred petals [2] of their flowers.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  2. Puzey, J.R., Gerbode, S.J., Hodges, S.A., Kramer, E.M., Mahadevan, L. (2011) Evolution of Aquilegia spur length diversity through changes in cell anisotropy. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.