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Aquilegia pubiflora Wallich [Cat. 167, no. 4714 .1831, nom. nud.] ex Royle, Illus. Bot. Himal. 55. 1834; Munz in Gentes Herb. 7: 43, t. 12. 1946. A. vulgaris L. subsp. parviflora (Walp.) Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 24. 1872. A. pubiflora Wallich ex Royle var. mussooriensis Royle, l. c. A. pubiflora var. subnuda Bruehl in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 61(2): 311. 1893.

Herbs, perennial, softly pubescent; stems leafy, up to 75 cm high, erect, branched. Leaves bipinnately compound, glaucous, pubescent; leaflets 3, deeply 3-lobed, coarsely crenate. F10wers ca 2.5 cm across, solitary, drooping or in loose panicles with a few sessile foliaceous dissected bracts at the forks. Sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, flat, pubescent, early caducous. Petals 5, yellowish green or nearly white or pale purple, base of each with a short obtuse curved spur projecting out between 'the sepals. Stamens many, inner ones modified into scales. Carpels 5, sessile, villous; styles long-linear, shorter than stalnens; owles many. Follicles ovate, many-seeded with persistent styles at apex.

Fl. & Fr. May - June.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Nepal and pakistan.

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