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Alpine Colombine

Aquilegia alpina     Fr: Ancolie des Alpes


 Colombine, Alpine photo colombine-alpine022b.jpg

A branched, hairy perennial. More hairy on top than the Aquilegia vulgaris.

Flowers. May-Aug

Tall. Short - Tall

Altitude. 2000 max

Flower. Dark purple-violet. The flower has a clearly protuding stamen with yellow tips.

Leaves. Hairless on the back sides.

Habitat. Chalk soil. Forest clearings, brush, rocks. We found ours at 900 m altitude in a forest clearing near a river.

Fruit. Sticky and hairy.

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