|Scientific Name||Aquilegia hinckleyana (Aquilegia chrysantha variety hinckleyana)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||AQCHH|
|Common Name||Texas Gold Columbine, Hinckley's Golden Columbine||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||18739|
|Family||Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)||Flora of North America Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Dripping cliffs around Copote Falls.
Plant: Multi-stemmed perennial bush 20-28 inches tall, branched in the inflorescence.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves biternate, with each of the three leaflets deeply cleft into three lobes which in turn have 2 or 3 smaller, rounded lobes; petioles 10 to 12 inches long; primary petiolules (leaflet stalks) 1 to 2 inches long, and sub-petiolules less than 1 inch long.
Inflorescence: Yellow sub-erect flowers on pedicels 2-3/4 inches long; 5 speading yellow ovate sepals 1 inch long radiate from flower axis, somewhat pointed tip; 5 petals with spatulate-obovate blade about 3/4 inch long, rounded tip, and spurs 1-1/2 to 2-1/4 inches long. Spurs shorter than A. longissima.
Bloom Period: March to November.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Flora of North America.
Note: Native only in Presidio County, but widely cultivated. Photos taken of cultivated plants at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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