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Aquilegia eximia  Van Houtte ex Planch..
Serpentine columbine,  Sticky columbine, Van houtte's columbine
Aquilegia eximia
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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Aquilegia eximia
© 2002 Brad Kelley
Aquilegia eximia
© 2012 Jason Matthias Mills
Aquilegia eximia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Aquilegia eximia
© 2009 Terry Dye
Genus: Aquilegia
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 4.2; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Aquilegia tracyi
More information about  Aquilegia eximia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).