Aquilegia nuragica

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Aquilegia nuragica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aquilegia
Species: A. nuragica
Binomial name
Aquilegia nuragica
Arrigoni & E.Nardi

Aquilegia nuragica or Aquilegia di Gorropu, commonly called Nuragica Columbine, is a species of plant in the Ranunculaceae family. It is endemic to Italy, on the island of Sardinia.

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Aquilegia nuragica is only found in one area of about 50 square metres (540 sq ft) at Gorropu, near Urzulei. It grows on the nearly vertical limestone cliffs, in a gorge along the Flumineddu River.

Its natural habitat is in Mediterranean shrubby vegetation.

It is an IUCN Red List Critically Endangered plant species and IUCN Top 50 Campaign Mediterranean Island Plants, threatened by habitat loss.

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