Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July Birth Flower: Larkspur

Larkspur aka Consolida and Delphinium consists of 40 annual flowering plants and are native to Western Europe through Mediterranean region east to central Asia.


The flowers are open & contain a single follicle of fruit instead of cluster.

The size varies from 10 cm to 2 m

colors of the flower vary and can include purple, blue, red, yellow and white.

  • Color Pink to symbolize fickleness

  • Color White - Joyful, happy-go-lucky

  • Color Purple - You have such as sweet disposition

Additional Facts:

The Larkspur starts to bloom in late spring and continuing through late summer

The Larkspur was called lark's heel by Shakespeare, and has also been referred too as lark's claw and knight's spur. The scientific name of Delphinium refers to the shape of the bud which is thought to look like a fat dolphin.

Larkspur, are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet.

There are two species of Larkspur that are native to California and are considered to be endangered. These are the Baker's larkspur and the Yellow larkspur.

Fun and interesting fact: Mixing the juice from the Larkspur seed with alum can create a blue ink. Because of the blue color it used to be used in Transylvania on the stables to ward away witches.

The meaning of the July Birth Flower: The Larkspur is an open heart and ardent attachment.

Alternative Birth Flower: Water Lily

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Debbie P.

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Sources: birthstones.org


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