Aquilegias - or Granny's Bonnets - it is their time of year to shine. They are also called Columbine which comes from the latin for pigeon. How they link to pigeons I am not sure, Aquilegia comes from the latin for eagle, as the petals are meant to resemble an eagle's claw (maybe if you squint?), but why the pigeon reference? Anyway, they are mainly known as Granny's bonnets from years gone by when grannys wore bonnets. Neither of my grannies wore bonnets and I am now very disappointed by this.