Aquilegia chrysantha

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Aquilegia chrysantha
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aquilegia
A. chrysantha
Binomial name
Aquilegia chrysantha
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Aquilegia chrysantha range map

Aquilegia chrysantha, the golden columbine, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to the southwestern United States from extreme southern Utah to Texas and northwestern Mexico.

Leaves have three leaflets with three lobes and grow from the base and off the flowering stems.

Flowers grow on a long stem above the leaves and have five pointed yellow sepals and five yellow petals with long spurs projecting backwards between the sepals. At the center of the flower are many yellow stamens.

The cultivar ‘Yellow Queen’ has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[1]


  1. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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