Creating Waves of Awareness
Called many different names, the larkspur, delphinium and consolida blue shows her brilliant colors in a spike form.
Showy in a vase, they may also be used in dried flower arrangements.
In the ranunculus family, homeopaths refer to this plant as staphysagria to heal wounds and ingrained repressed feelings of anger.
Any of about 300 species of herbaceous plants that make up the genus Delphinium in the buttercup family, many of which are grown for their showy flower stalks. Annual larkspurs (sometimes separated as the genus Consolida) include the common rocket larkspur (D. ajacis, or C. ambigua) and its varieties, up to 2 ft (60 cm) tall, with bright blue, pink, or white flowers on branching stalks. Perennial larkspurs, often with blue flowers, include species that grow to 4.5 ft (1.4 m).
The seeds have been known as a purgative and emetic, used as a parasiticide and in the East for poisoning fish.