genus Aquilegia

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
The Columbines that we grow belong to the genus Aquilegia, which has species occurring across the northern Hemisphere.
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).
The genus Aquilegia, a north temperate taxon of about 70 species (Munz 1946; Whittemore, pers.