My favorite flower and one of the few I can identify is the columbine. I first fell in love with this flower in the upper reached of the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming where they grow wild mostly in hues of blue. They are such delicate flowers and have four distinctive horns growing out the backside as you can see in the picture below. This variety is a springtime bloomer which gives you an idea of how long this has been on my draft board getting bumped for other blog posts.
Back after we bought our house, my wife was planning on what flowers she wanted in her flower beds that she was creating and I thought I would like a columbine or two. For some reason, it didn't make the cut for the flowerbed and ended up being planted at the base of the big silver maple tree out back. It did come up for a couple years but since it wasn't in a defined bed, it kept getting cropped off by the lawnmower and eventually stopped coming out in the spring. My wife however got a different variety that is suited for her in the mid-west and planted it in one of the flowerbeds out front so now every spring I am greeted by several clumps of columbine. I don't think I will ever tire of seeing them and it is certainly easier right out my front door than three fourths of the way up a mountain halfway across the United States.