Taxon: Aquilegia canadensis L.

Genus: Aquilegia
Family: Ranunculaceae
Subfamily: Isopyroideae
Tribe: Isopyreae
Subtribe: Isopyrinae
Nomen number: 3738
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:533. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • Subarctic America: Canada Yukon Territory; United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada British Columbia, Manitoba

  • Cultivated


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Keener, C. S. 1977. Studies in the Ranunculaceae of the southeastern United States: 6. Miscellaneous genera (Sida) 7:5.
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. (F Taiwan)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Munz, P. A. 1946. Aquilegia the cultivated and wild columbines (Gentes Herbarum) 7:116.
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. (F Missouri)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)


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