Common catchment, or Aquilegia vulgaris (lat. Aquilegia vulgaris)
A perennial herbaceous plant, a species of the genus Aquilegia (Aquilegia) of the Buttercup family (ranunculaceae). The plant is actively used in decorative gardening, many varieties have been bred.
The stem is branched at the top, glabrous or pubescent, 30-70 cm high.
The leaves are lighter from below than from above, sometimes bluish, pubescent. The basal leaves are twice trifoliate, on long petioles, consist of rounded-wedge-shaped leaflets 2.5-5 cm long and 1.5-2 cm wide. Stem on short petioles, the same shape.
The flowers are blue, pink, purple, red or, rarely, white, 4-5 cm in diameter. The petals are about 3 cm long and 1 cm wide, blunt, with thick hook-shaped spurs bent at the end. Sepals 1.5-2.5 cm long, ciliated, ovate or oval-lanceolate.
Blooms in June - July. It has decorative varieties with white, pink or purple flowers. Winter hardiness up to -35 °C.