genus Aquilegia

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Noun1.genus Aquilegia - columbine
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
aquilege, aquilegia, columbine - a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowers; north temperate regions especially mountains
Aquilegia canadensis, meeting house, honeysuckle - columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red flowers
Aquilegia caerulea, Aquilegia scopulorum calcarea, blue columbine - columbine of the Rocky Mountains having long-spurred blue flowers
Aquilegia vulgaris, granny's bonnets - common European columbine having variously colored (white or blue to purple or red) short-spurred flowers; naturalized in United States
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The Columbines that we grow belong to the genus Aquilegia, which has species occurring across the northern Hemisphere.
"Columbine is one of those flowers you really want to get close to," says Robert Nold of Denver, who has spent three years writing a book on columbine (genus Aquilegia) to be published in the near future.
The spurs of columbines appear to be a key innovation (contra Craycraft) that permitted their diversification even in the widespread (and thus exposed to competitors) genus Aquilegia (Hodges).