Definition of Aquilegia vulgaris
1. Noun. Common European columbine having variously colored (white or blue to purple or red) short-spurred flowers; naturalized in United States.
Group relationships: Genus Aquilegia
Generic synonyms: Aquilege, Aquilegia, Columbine
Lexicographical Neighbors of Aquilegia Vulgaris
Literary usage of Aquilegia vulgaris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1841)
"I.—Considerations respecting Spur-shaped Nectaries, and those of the Aquilegia vulgaris in particular. By M. Cm, MOR- REN, Professor in ordinary at the ..."
2. Wild flowers worth notice by Phebe Lankester (1879)
"aquilegia vulgaris. AQUILEGIA, literally water-gatherer, is another genus of plants of the Ranunculus family, so called because the leaves collect water in ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"aquilegia vulgaris L. Sp. Pl. 533. 1753. Stout, erect, pubescent or nearly glabrous, i°-j0 high, branching above. Basal and lower leaves 4'-6' broad, ..."
4. Studies in Gardening by Arthur Clutton-Brock (1916)
"The amateur should aim at obtaining plants with the vigour of growth of Aquilegia vulgaris and the beauty of flower of the long-spurred species. ..."
5. Drugs and medicines of North America: A Publication Devoted to the by John Uri Lloyd, Curtis Gates Lloyd (1885)
"The aquilegia vulgaris, though native of Europe, is familiar in all our flower-gardens under the name of Columbine.* It can be readily recognized, ..."