Spring natives are starting to flower in our backyard habitat. Currently in bloom or just getting started to bloom are two of my favorites: Columbine and Shooting Star. Feature photo is of a flower now in bloom in our yard. Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) is a generous self-sower and will spread throughout an area in which it is planted. The red and yellow flowers are a favorite of bumblebees and honeybees. The photos below were taken at North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill.