Columbine

Columbine slipped and leaved (Period)

Columbine slipped and leaved (Period)

The columbine is a droopy-petaled flower, which was held to have medicinal value in period.  It’s a period charge, found as early as 1461, in the arms of the Worshipful Company of Cooks [Bromley & Child 53].  The columbine is drawn in a somewhat stylized manner, with the petals resembling doves (hence the name); it is pendant by default.  When “proper”, the columbine has blue petals.

The Shire of Cúil Choluim bears:  Purpure, on a chevron between three columbine flowers Or three laurel wreaths vert.

Aodhnait Máire Siobhán ní Nuanáin bears:  Ermine, a columbine azure slipped and leaved vert.

Sancha de Flores bears:  Gules, a columbine slipped and leaved argent.

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