The Colorado Plateau - Utah, northern Arizona and western Colorado
Shady, moist places in canyons, especially near springs and seeps, from 3,500 to 8,000 feet
Divided once or twice into rounded lobes, themselves partially lobed; around one inch across, with a sparse covering of glandular hairs. Mainly basal, on long stalks, up to 10 inches
Aquilegia micrantha is an uncommon species, endemic to the Colorado Plateau (though not New Mexico), found around seeps and springs in canyons, often growing on vertical rock faces.
Flowers may be upright or nodding, and are formed of five spurred sepals and five forwards-projecting petals. The petals are white to pale yellow while the sepals may be pink, pale purple, pale blue of nearly white. Spurs are between 0.6 and 1.2 inches in length, and are usually parallel, though can be somewhat spreading, or touching, angled inwards. A group of different-length stamens projects forwards; they have white or pale yellow filaments and yellow/orange anthers.