The Columbine (Aquilegia olymica) is a flowering perennial berbaceous plant in the Ranunculaceae family of buttercups. It is also known as Granny’s Bonnet.
It is common across the Northern Hemisphere.
The Columbine has rhizomes, three-lobed leaves, and hermaphrodite flowers. The purple flowers have five sepals with up to 50 stamens in whorls of five.
The flowers bloom in spring.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls