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Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa Fisch. ex DC.)

The USDA PLANTS database lumps Foster's columbine (Aquilegia fosteri) and desert columbine (Aquilegia shockleyi) in with this species, not even recognizing any varieties or subspecies, but we follow the treatment of POWO and BONAP, which considers those separate species.

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Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.