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Larkspur Flowers Create a Dazzling Presentation for Any Occasion

Larkspur flowers are amazing flowers with an interesting history and many uses. They are known by over ten names and can be used for many versatile purposes. They add a light, playful feel to centerpieces and wedding bouquets and come in a myriad of dramatic and beautiful colors.

According to Greek mythology, larkspur flowers came forth from the blood of Ajax, who killed himself after he could not obtain the protective covering of the slain soldier Achilles. Thus, larkspur is often known as 'the knight's spur,' and a flower that has existed for thousands of years.

In ancient times, larkspur flowers were also used for medicinal purposes such as treating wounds and killing parasites. Tradition has it that larkspur wards off scorpions and poisonous snakes.

Each month of the year has a flower aligned with it. July's flower is the larkspur. Appropriately coupled, the larkspur comes in red, white and blue colors and is often used to represent America's independence and 4th of July celebrations.

The name "larkspur" means "fickleness"; quite possibly, larkspur received its name as a result of its irregular shape and complicated intertwining of both petals and sepals. It is an independent, delicate flower which blooms in a loose-fitting, vertical grouping along the upper end of the plant's main stalk.

Larkspur flowers boast a divine cut and offer a dizzying array of color choices. While larkspur typically appears in red, white and blue varieties, it is also available in violet and pink hues. In particular, rocket larkspur (Consolida ambigua) and Oriental knight's-spur (Consolida orientalis), two distinct kinds of larkspur flowers, are perfect for usage in centerpieces and as display pieces.

Larkspur can be a poisonous plant, especially to some animals such as cattle. Its poisonous nature is to an advantage to larkspur growers as this flower suffers very infrequently from insect attack, making larkspur a very easy and quick plant to grow.

Enjoy the beauty and versatility of these intricate, beautiful flowers in bouquets and centerpieces for weddings or any occasion. Larkspur flowers breathe fresh air and a playful feel into every flower arrangement.

 

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