The woodland flower known as the columbine is often said to resemble a jester’s cap. This perhaps explains why, in the language of flowers, it represents the concept of folly.
Most commonly seen in red, yellow, white, blue, pink and purple, columbine makes a lovely addition to bridal bouquets, especially when paired with snapdragons and irises. Yellow stands for light and vivacity, violet for passion.
A spray of columbine in a color that complements your decor will add a lovely touch of spring to any room. Think twice when sending columbines to your romantic interest, though; in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia gave a bouquet of these blooms to King Claudius to mark his ingratitude and infidelity.
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