Columbine or Granny’s Bonnet (Aquilegia vulgaris)


Columbine, Aquilegia or Granny’s Bonnet, the beloved garden, field and woodland flower, is an important food source for pollinators, including the garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum). The name Aquilegia comes from the Latin meaning eagle, while its common name, Columbine comes from the word for dove. Referring to the lovely curve of petals, it is uniquely named for both the eagle and the dove. The small garden bumblebee has a much longer tongue than other bumblebees so it prefers plants such as the Aquilegia, with its deep flowers.

“I am that Flower. That Mint. That Columbine.” ~ William Shakespeare

To purchase reproductions, please visit my Shop page below. Images are available on high quality papers and products with a range of sizes, framing options and styles. 

Go to Products Page

Go to Shop page for Aquilegia/ Columbine illustration by Tamara Clark



If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the Shop, you can also check out my Redbubble site which has some additional products:

For re-use of this image, please contact me directly at Please do not re-use without permission.