Got shade? Then you need columbine. It is such a pretty and delicate plant. The leaves almost look like a big clover plant and then these long delicate stalks of flowers shoot up in mid spring.
See these, these are the seed pods. It is so easy to collect columbine seeds. As soon as these pods dry and turn brown, but before they split open, I will snip them off. Then I will place them in a baggie and dutifully label them and store them someplace for the winter, where I will never, ever find them again. I expect that when I clean out the garage this summer, I will find 327 pounds of columbine seeds.