|Aquilegia formosa subsp. var.|
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|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Aquilegia formosa, Tesch. (A. canadensis var. formosa, Wats.). Habit as in A. canadensis: root-lvs. and st.- lvs. like that species, but fls. brick-red and yellow, or wholly yellow, and sepals larger, quite twice as long as petal-limb; spurs more spreading, somewhat more slender, and often shorter. May-Aug. Sitka to Calif., and east to the Rockies. Intro. 1881. B.M. 6552. F.S. 8:795. Gt. 32:372. R.H. 1896, p. 108. G.C. 1854:836. Var. hybrida, Hort. (A. califórnica var. hybrida, Hort. A. supérba, Hort.). Fls. large, with scarlet sepals and yellow petals; spurs spreading, long and slender. —A supposed hybrid with A. chrysantha. F. M. 1877 : 278. V. 2:33 f. 2. Var.rùbra-plèno, Hort. (var. flore-plèno, Hort.). Fls. as in var. hybrida. but several whorls of petal-limbs. Var. nàna-alba, Hort. Fls. pale, often nearly white: plant not exceeding 1 ft.
Var. truncata, Baker (A. truncata, Fisch. A. califórnica, Lindl.). Fls. with short, thick spurs and very small sepals and a small petal-limb. Intro. 1881. F.S. 12: 1188 (as A. eximia, Hort.).
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