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Aquilegia atrata


Also known as: Columbine; Lion’s herb; Lady’s shoes

Plant folklore: Eaten by lions, hence rubbing it on your hands gives
courage. A symbol of folly and lost love. A favourite flower with fairies. A mixture of seeds and wine was used to ease childbirth.

Factual info: Named from Columba. Latin for dove because of the shape of the flowers.

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Pretty and lovely colour, I wonder if these go into the maternity birth side of medicine now a days, I shall look for the fairies in my garden hehe as for love side story of my life ha ha.

27 Nov, 2009


Story of my life aswell Morgana :o)))

27 Nov, 2009


No body told me about these when I had my two lol.

27 Nov, 2009


Lol Tulsalady.

27 Nov, 2009


Lovely in any garden

27 Nov, 2009


Another name for it used around here is Grandma's bonnet :o)
I remember I had one to identify in my A level botany exam - that was very long ago lol

28 Nov, 2009


I love Aqualegia and let them self seed freely in my garden. Hmmm...wish I`d known about the pain relief in childbirth!

Sandra x

30 Nov, 2009

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