Aquilegia fragrans

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Aquilegia fragrans
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Flower of Aquilegia fragrans at the Giardino Botanico Alpino Chanousia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aquilegia
A. fragrans
Binomial name
Aquilegia fragrans
  • Aquilegia vulgaris subsp. pyrenaica Hook. fil. & Thoms.
  • Aquilegia glauca
  • Aquilegia suaveolens
  • Aquilegia vulgaris var. fragrans

Aquilegia fragrans, the fragrant columbine of sweet-scented columbine, is a species of columbine belonging to the family Ranunculaceae.[1][2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species is native to sub-alpine meadows in Western Himalayas, at altitudes of 2400–3600 m. It is present in Afghanistan, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Pakistan and Pakistani Kashmir.[3]


Aquilegia fragrans can reach a height of about 30–45 centimetres (12–18 in). This erbaceous perennial plant have fern-like foliage and showy, fragrant, creamy yellow and white flowers. Sepals are pale yellow/cream, while the white petals may be lightly tinged with blue. It blooms from June to August.[4][5]