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7d. Aquilegia coerulea var. pinetorum (Tidestrom) Payson ex Kearney & Peebles, Fl. Pl. Ferns Ariz. 318. 1942.

Aquilegia pinetorum Tidestrom, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 1: 166-167. 1910

Leaves 2-3×-ternately compound. Flowers: sepals white, pale blue, or pink, (22-)29-51 mm; petals: spurs 43-72 mm, blades 20-28 mm; stamens 17-24 mm.

Flowering spring-summer (May-Sep). Rocky slopes or near streams, in open woodland or herbland; 1800-3400 m; Ariz., Utah.

Aquilegia coerulea var. pinetorum is very close to A . coerulea var. ochroleuca ; leaf differences given by P. A. Munz (1946) do not hold up. The varieties may be reliably distinguished if data on variation in the whole population are available (mean spur length 40-48 mm in populations of A . coerulea var. ochroleuca , 50-58 mm in populations of A . coerulea var. pinetorum ), but the range for individual flowers overlaps somewhat.


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