Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mckana Giant Columbine

Originally uploaded by nature-allybeautifulphotography
One of the most rewarding springtime perennials in my garden are Columbines. Their colorful nodding blossoms welcome hummingbirds, which are of course an added treasure to my garden. The purple/white McKana Giant is my favorite species. When the blooms finally go to seed, gorgeous green foliage adds nice texture throughout the remaining summer months.

I found this interesting , you may too.
Columbine means: Of or dove like; a small bell shaped flower with five spurred petals. Medieval Latin origin suggests the supposed resemblance of the flower to a cluster of five doves, and paintings from that time depict the columbine flower as the dove of peace.

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