Columbine agg. - Aquilegia vulgaris agg.


    The usual form has flowers that are purple-blue or violet in colour, but there are a number of garden varieties and hybrids are frequent. For this reason we have treated Aquilegia vulgaris as an aggregate.

    Identification difficulty

    Occurs as a naturalised garden escape in woodland and on disturbed ground.

    When to see it

    Flowers May to July.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent as a casual in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional as a naturalised garden escape in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 10 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map