Flower of the Month: July is for Larkspur
Here’s some quick fun facts Flower Blog wanted you to know about the Larkspur:
- Larkspur’s seeds and leaves are poisonous if eaten. While mildly toxic to people or pets, larkspur is highly toxic to cattle.
- Larkspur’s name originates from the Greek word “delphis”, meaning dolphin. Other names for Larkspur include: Lark’s Claw, Lark’s Heel and Knight’s Spur.
- Larkspur are members of the Delphinium family. There are over 1,000 cultivated varieties of Larkspur.
- Larkspur has many meanings in the language of flowers. Generally-speaking, Larkspur symbolizes an open heart and ardent attachment. In Victorian times, it symbolized a desire for laughter and a pure heart. Even the different colours have significance. Pink-coloured Larkspur represents fickleness, while purple Larkspur is often indicative of sweet disposition and first love.
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Now go share all this knowledge with friends, you young July Whipper-snappers!