Monday, May 10, 2021

The Wild Ones

 Behold Wild Columbine, also known as Red Columbine. Until I saw this, I had only seen the fancy cultivated kind, and had no idea there was a wild variety! Here is the cultived fancy kind I have snapped.


And here is the Wild Red that I just discovered! It was in someone's yard a few houses away.



Quite a difference, isn't there? Having five petals in the wild, the columbine flower was said to relate to foolishness because of its physical resemblance to a jester's five-pronged cap. Did you know the bible describes at least five kinds of fools?


“Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions”

 Proverbs 18:2


21 comments:

Carla from The River said...

Great post Ginny, I like the story behind the flowers. I have a pink and purple columbine, my grandpa loved columbine, so they remind me of him.

L. D. said...

They are all so beautiful. I like the smaller blooms too.

Catherine said...

I have some in the garden I love their different colours.

DeniseinVA said...

I love Columbines and you took great photos of these. Interesting story behind them too.

Reanaclaire said...

I have never seen these flowers before... thanks for sharing them here, something new I learn today!

Ann said...

I had no idea there was a wild variety either. Both are pretty.

Nancy Chan said...

The cultivated fancy flower is beautiful but the wild ones are pretty too in their own way.

Hootin' Anni said...

We had the blue Columbine growing Wilson our Colorado property It's the state flower

Hootin' Anni said...

Not Wilson...wild

Rose said...

The wild kind is the only kind I knew of when I was young.

George said...

Both varieties are beautiful.

MadSnapper said...

i Have not seen these flowers, wild or cultivated, except what you show us. both are beautiful. I lean towards wild and prefer that over cultivated. both colors are goregous.

Martha said...

They are both beautiful but the wild one is my favorite!

Inger said...

They are both lovely. I've heard so much about them, but I'm not sure if I've seen them in the wild or in a garden.

Jeanette said...

I'm sure I've seen those flowers somewhere! They both are beautiful!

Chatty Crone said...

Those are both very beautiful. Love the proverbs quote.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I have some Wild Columbine in my garden. I love their delicate look.

Mari said...

I never knew the story behind the name. Interesting!
We have some blue columbine growing in our garden.

Jenny the Pirate said...

If I've ever seen this flower in person, I do not remember! So lovely. xoxo

My Tata's Cottage said...

That's our state flower and you will see it in the mountains everywhere. :-)
Such lovely photos.

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