20-30 mm long, slightly pubescent; spur nearly straight or slightly curved at tip, 14-19 mm long; follicles 5-9, up to 20 mm long. Perennial herb, branched, densely hairy specially in upper part; basal leaves twice to thrice ternate with long petioles, deeply lobed segments, barely 2-4 mm broad, upper gradually smaller, uppermost with 1-3 lanceolate segments; flowers white, several, nodding; sepals  
 
As per efi thread:
If plant is pubescent or glandular, sepals obtuse…….A. fragrans
If plant is glaucous, sepals ovate acute………………..A. moorcroftiana (Based on Flora of India vol-1).   
 


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Aquilegia fragrans from Nubra Valley- Ladakh (14/06/2011 NSJ-02): Aquilegia fragrans from Nubra valley Ladakh. Photo taken last week. 


The plant was photographed at Hendar (Nubra Valley) Ladakh, Altitude around 4000 m
found in a grass land, near by water stream, habitat-wild, plants were found up to 2 feet tall.

Photographed in June 2011 


 

Aquilegia fragrans Benth. in Maund, Botanist. 4:t. 181. 1840.
20-30 mm long, slightly pubescent; spur nearly straight or slightly curved at tip, 14-19 mm long; follicles 5-9, up to 20 mm long. Perennial herb, branched, densely hairy specially in upper part; basal leaves twice to thrice ternate with long petioles, deeply lobed segments, barely 2-4 mm broad, upper gradually smaller, uppermost with 1-3 lanceolate segments; flowers white, several, nodding; sepals
A plant from Kashmir grown at University of California Botanical Garden.


nice to see it so far away
thanks
which UC campus?


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Ranunculaceae Fortnight::Aquilegia fragrans-Nubra Valley, Ladakh: NSJ-Jan 01 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Observed this Aquilegis shrub at Nubra Valley, Ladakh – June 2011. Altitude Approx 11000′


The plant you have uploaded seems to be Aquilegis moorcroftiana


Beautiful Aquilegia species. Not seen here in Uttarakhand.

If plant is pubescent or glandular, sepals obtuse…….A.fragrans
If plant is glaucous, sepals ovate acute………………..A.moorcroftiana (Based on Flora of India vol-1).


 

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Fwd: Aquilegia fragrans in Lahaul : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4) 
Here with some images of what I understand to be Aquilegia fragrans taken at 3000m, Keylong, Lahaul, H.P.
Plan to post more of this species incl. from Kashmir.
Can be hard to distinguish between some forms of A.moorcroftiana and A.fragrans.


  

 
  
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