Botanical name: Aquilegia nivalis Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Synonyms: Aquilegia glauca var. nivalis
Snow Columbine is beautiful Columbine with deep purple flowers with almost blackish purple inner petals. Spurs are unusually short, incurved. Leaves are few, ternate, divided into broad kidney-shaped 3-lobed leaflets. Stem is unbranched 10-20 cm, with 1-2 leaves. Snow Columbine is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Himachal Pradesh, mostly in Kashmir, at altitudes of 3000-4000 m. Flowering: June-August.
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