Aquilegia vulgaris


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Aquilegia vulgaris

a European member of the plant family Ranunculaceae; it is reputed to be poisonous because of its high content of cyanogenetic glycosides. Called also columbine, granny bonnets.
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Aquilegia vulgaris is among the taller kinds and often grows to a clump 45cm (18in) across.
In fact, aquilegia vulgaris, commonly known as Granny's bonnet, is a British native, growing wild on chalky grassland and woodland edges.