Blue Columbine

Blue Columbine

Observation - Blue Columbine - UK and Ireland. Description: An elegant plant less than a metre high with long-stemmed purplish blue flowers growing among thick

An elegant plant less than a metre high with long-stemmed purplish blue flowers growing among thick ground cover. We have the odd pink-flowered Columbine escapes in hedgerows locally, but this is the first blue one I have come across and wondered if it might be a native. There are houses near this site but I had doubts the rangers would let a very conspicuous escape remain in this well-managed site.... (unless they planted it!) I note that the spurs are very hooked and the colour is good for a natural... I don't know.
(I have seen elouisedowney's very recent observation, which was helpful)