Flora of Northern Ireland
Aquilegia vulgaris
© Roy Anderson
Aquilegia vulgaris
© Fiona McCrory
Aquilegia vulgaris
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Columbine is a native of the Carboniferous limestone areas of Northern Ireland, but is probably a garden escape elsewhere. The native wild species has a much narrower range of colour and form than the garden varieties, and usually has a dull blue or purple flower. The five petals each end in a hooked spur.

All names: Aquilegia vulgaris L.