– not only do they look strange, they move about
This is one heck of a confused plant. Named for petals shaped like an eagle’s claw, its common name, Columbine, apparently means dove or pigeon. A meal all in one for the eagle?
Am developing a whole theory to be called the transmigration of plants based on how, at the end of the season I move the Aquilegia backwards in the flower bed about 18″ and each spring they come up, in line with where they’ve been moved, but right at the front of the bed. Seedlings would be random, sprouting from stray and remaining roots would be in the place from which I dug ’em up – this is ‘other’.