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Scientific Name: Aquilegia vulgaris
Pronunciation: ack-wih-LEE-jee-uh vul-GAIR-iss
Common Name: European columbine
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves on stems divided into lobed leaflets that are usually three-lobed at the tips; flowers radially symmetical, petals 5, each with a broad lip (lamina) and hooked spur directed along the petiole (often coloured the same shade as the large petal-like sepals).
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Perennial border, Rock garden, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
European columbine
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Bipinnate, Odd-pinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Pink, Red, Blue, (usually blue to violet)
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Follicle
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour:

Pest Susceptibility: Leaf miner insect, ( Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZS) GAZebo South : Q 1
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