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Aquilegia fragrans Benth. in Maund's Botanist 4: t. 181, f. 21. 1840; Munz in Gentes Herb. 7: 87. 1946. A. vulgaris L. subsp. alpina Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1; 24. 1872. A. vulgaris L. subsp. pyrenaica Hook. f. & Thomson, l. c. 24. 1872, p.p.

Perennial herbs; stems up to 1 m high, branched, leafy, softly pubescent or glandular hairy, often bluish green. Leaves 2-temate; leaflets much cut. Flowers large, drooping, white, cream-coloured or pale blue, sweet-scented. Sepals 5, petaloid, obtuse. Petals 5; spurs long, slender, nearly straight or hooked. Carpels 5. Seeds black, minutely granular.

Fl. & Fr. June - Sept.

Distrib. India: Shaded slopes in subalpine regions, 2600 - 3700 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.


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