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Columbine

Aquilegia vulgaris

Description:

The genus name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), because the shape of the flower petals, which are said to resemble an eagle's claw. The common name "columbine" comes from the Latin for "dove", due to the resemblance of the inverted flower to five doves clustered together

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Andy Mortlock
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Andy Mortlock

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 23, 2015
Submitted on May 24, 2015

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