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Columbine

Observed: 2nd June 2012 By: allrounderallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plants
Columbine WB 02.6.12
Columbines WB 2.6.12
Description:

Think these are wild plants and not escapes. Growing on a scrubby hillside. On limestone

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Species interactions

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Species with which Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) interacts

Comments

cmp379's picture

What a gorgeous colour.

What a gorgeous colour. I love Aquilegia and try to save the seeds of the ones in my garden each year and scatter them about. Mine are mostly pinkish. I read somewhere that self sets don't come true to colour and can look 'muddy' but I still love them We have acid soil. Our were in the garden when we moved here zillions of years ago so we didn't sow them. I've never seen any growing in the wild.I think they are sometimes called 'Granny's bonnets'

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I agree

they are one of my favourite flowers. I think these are genuinely wild because of their location, the colour and the curved spurs. Garden varieties come in varying shades and colours and their spurs are more often straighter.

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