I love knowing the symbolism each flower shares--and here's the Columbine's:
The root of the name Columbine, columba is Latin and means dove. But the Columbine’s true Latin name is Aquilegia which translates to mean eagle. It was so named because the spurs of this flower reminded some observers of the talons of an eagle, and like the eagle the Columbine has evolved to survive perfectly in its unique environment whether it be southwestern United States or the mountainsides of Colorado.
Columbines have been mentioned or depicted in the Christian religion over many centuries. Christians believed that the columbine had the meaning of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and these included: wisdom, intellect, reverence or piety, strength, advise, knowledge and fear (fear of god or fear of doing wrong in the eyes of god).