Common columbine is is a species of columbine
native to Europe. It is a flowering perennial herb growing up to 1.2 m
tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are compound, with
the basal leaflets themselves trifoliate. The beautifully shaped
flowers are in various shades of purple, blue, pink and white, are
pendent or horizontal with hooked spurs, and appear in early Summer.
The original wild flower comes in shades of blue, purple, pink and
white, around 2-3' tall, but hybrids have been bred for garden use, so
that now these hardy perennials are available in all sizes from just a
few inches to several feet high, in all colours and combinations of
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Botanical Garden, Kashmir.
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