Aquilegia vulgaris [European columbine, Common columbine, Granny’s nightcap, Granny’s bonnet] is a species of columbine native to Europe. It is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are pinnate, with the basal leaflets themselves trifoliate. The flowers, in various shades of purple, blue, pink and white, are pendent or horizontal with hooked spurs.
This species and various hybrids derived from it are popular garden flowers, available in a variety of single color and bi-colors, in single and double forms.