larkspur

noun
lark·​spur | \ ˈlärk-ˌspər How to pronounce larkspur (audio) \

Definition of larkspur

2 : any of the delphiniums that are annuals, have the upper two petals of the corolla united and the bottom two missing, are now often placed in a separate genus (Consolida), and include several widely cultivated forms

Examples of larkspur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your balcony is more shaded, try filling a pot with native larkspur (Delphinium exaltatum), heart-leaf skullcap (Scutellaria ovata) and mountain sedge or Appalachian sedge (Carex appalachica). Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Seeds from your larkspur, blue curl, poppies, Indian blanket, coreopsis and other naturalized flowers can be collected for fall seeding when the pods turn brown. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 28 May 2021 Wildflowers such as coreopsis, blue curl, bluebonnets and larkspur are blooming now. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Apr. 2021 Flowers to start from seed: Dianthus, larkspur, stock, asters, nicotiana, cleome, annual ice plant, zinnia, salpiglossis, snaps, cosmos, lupine, Malva. Alaska Botanical Garden: Summer camp. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Apr. 2021 My recommendation was to encourage the wildflowers and other naturalized flowers such as the larkspur to replace them. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Apr. 2021 Blooms include poppies, silver lupine, Pacific pea, periwinkle and larkspur. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2021 Wow them with this extravagant arrangement of peach roses, orange and pink tulips, mini sunflowers, pink larkspur and blue delphinium, all accented with assorted greenery. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, 26 Mar. 2021 The snapdragons, stocks, sweet peas and other cool-weather annuals planted in the cut flower garden are competing for space with blue curl, larkspur and other naturalized wildflowers. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of larkspur

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Larkspur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larkspur. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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larkspur

noun
lark·​spur | \ ˈlärk-ˌspər How to pronounce larkspur (audio) \

Kids Definition of larkspur

: a tall plant that is often grown for its stalks of showy blue, purple, pink, or white flowers

larkspur

noun
lark·​spur | \ ˈlärk-ˌspər How to pronounce larkspur (audio) \

Medical Definition of larkspur

2 : the dried ripe seeds of a European plant of the genus Delphinium (D. ajacis) from which an acetic tincture is sometimes prepared for use against ectoparasites (as lice)

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