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any plant belonging to the genus Aquilegia, of the buttercup family, comprising the columbines.
Historical Examples

So also in some semi-double varieties of Narcissus poeticus, and in aquilegia.
Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters

In aquilegia I have met with a similar increase in the whorls of carpels.
Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters

Various forms of columbine (aquilegia) and meadow rue (Thalictrum) should also be remembered.
Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) Carl Lumholtz

With fields of iris were aquilegia coerulea, violets, esparcette, and strawberries.
The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont

Since the introduction of the long-spurred hybrid varieties the aquilegia has become exceedingly popular.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition Sutton and Sons

In the stellate columbines (aquilegia) of gardens the tubular petals are replaced by flat ones often in increased numbers.
Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters

Now, let me see—aquilegia, Dianthus barbatus, Dicentra spectabilis—gracious!
The Librarian at Play Edmund Lester Pearson

aquilegia canadensis produces scarlet flowers, which are yellow inside and rarely all over.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, September 1899 Various

The caterpillar feeds on the columbine (aquilegia canadensis).
The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland

The old-fashioned Columbine is in full bloom, as is also the aquilegia glandulosa.
A Year in a Lancashire Garden Henry Arthur Bright

another name for columbine1


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