Columbine. I never knew these flowers until I moved into this house. There they were, coming up in a bed, surrounded by weeds. In fact, at first I thought they were weeds themselves, until they flowered. Then I had to figure out what they were.
They come up every year in the same spot. One year I collected the seeds and tried to grow them in a different location, with no success. But I'm going to try again this year. Why not? I wonder if the seeds should be spread in the fall and allowed to over-winter in order to germinate. Last time I saved the seeds and kept them in the house during the winter.
Ours are in two colors, this pink and a darker blue/purple.
Strangely, when I looked up "columbine" in Wikipedia, the first three entries were "Columbine Massacre." Apparently mass murder is more popular than flowers. Ah, humanity.
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