What’s Blooming: Columbines

Every spring, I can't help but fall in love with the Columbine! Our beloved state flower is amazing. Did you know:

  • The name Columbine comes from the Latin word columba, meaning dove-like.
  • The name Aquilegia came from the Latin word for eagle, perhaps because the petals look like eagle talons.
  • Native Americans used this plant for medicinal purposes, including relieving heart problems and fevers.
  • Columbine flowers represent seduction and anxious excitement.
  • The Columbine flowers are edible; they have a sweet taste.

Plant a few of these beauties in the garden this year. FYI: The deer avoid them.

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