One of my favorite spring plants is the Columbine plant which comes from the buttercup family. It used to be called Granny's bonnet and that seems easy to understand when you look at the flowers. The common name columbine is from the Latin for Dove. The species is Aquilegia (meaning eagle). I will leave you the riddle of figuring that out because this post is just about the beauty of variety. All of these bloom in my front yard, many just appeared!!
|State flower of Colorado
|This is our native columbine which came down from Canada.
|This is a photo-painting...just for fun and variety!