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POTD: Columbine (Aquilegia Spp.)

Another great flower shot from Missouri Botanical Garden in May of 2017. Horticultural Columbine (Aquilegia spp.)

The genus name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), because of 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.Wikipedia