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.

Photo ID?

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