Delphinium (Larkspur)

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  • Common Name: Delphinium (Larkspur)
  • Latin Name: Delphinium spp.
  • Family Name: Ranunculaceae
All parts contain delphinine, which is TOXIC and can cause burning of the mouth, weak pulse, convulsions and possibly death if a large quantity is ingested.  The name Delphinium comes from the Latin word for 'dolphin' and alludes to the shape of the flower as it starts to open.

Not to be confused with the other plant called Larkspur (Consolida), which is closely related to the Delphinium but is in a different genus.
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