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What does larkspur mean?
A larkspur is a tall plant with spiky blue, purple, pink, or white flowers. The flower itself is also commonly called a larkspur.
The larkspur is part of the genus Delphinium and the genus Consolida. Larkspurs are part of the family Ranunculaceae.
Many varieties of larkspur are popular as ornamental plants in flower gardens.
Example: The larkspurs in the garden are just starting to bloom.
Where does larkspur come from?
Like all delphinium species, larkspurs are poisonous to both humans and animals when ingested.
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How is larkspur used in real life?
Larkspurs are popular garden flowers. The blue variety is especially popular.
I can no longer pick big flamboyant bouquets from my cutting patch. Some plants have been frosted, many have finished blooming, each flower stem is shorter, but this makes these small autumnal posies all the more precious. I have to search for every last spike of larkspur. pic.twitter.com/TZRYQByG8N
— Emma Mitchell 💙 (@silverpebble) October 19, 2018
So I was undecided on Ginny and Georgia until I noticed the larkspur throughout the pilot episode- as a florist I got super pumped to see my favorite super poisonous flower doing what it does best- being beautiful, and dangerous.
— Mis (@floristylady) May 6, 2021
Foxglove and larkspur. It’s a deadheading bouquet because I cut the stalks when there is just a few blossoms left. This will maximize re-blooming this summer. Plus, if you let them go to seed, it’ll be thousands per stalk. pic.twitter.com/X1pyDV8YRA
— wildfloweryard (@wildfloweryard) May 24, 2020
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True or False?
Larkspurs are poisonous if eaten.
How to use larkspur in a sentence
I am dreaming of the day I can see a chestnut-collared larkspur, present and rare on the prairie.
GWS would make the trip to Vail just for the open kitchen and stellar service of Larkspur.
Even as the gardener predicted, the tender little larkspur plants mysteriously died.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
The bees droned, and the wheeling buzzard suddenly dropped like a plummet a hundred yards through the larkspur blue.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
And the girls decorated the tables with flowers—blue larkspur and white canterbury bells.The Wouldbegoods|E. Nesbit
It is evident that the flower here described is not our modern hyacinth, but some species of iris or larkspur.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
She reached in and snipped off a spire of larkspur from the very back of the border, then stood back to see what had happened.The Camerons of Highboro|Beth B. Gilchrist