Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various annual plants of the genus Consolida of the buttercup family, closely related to and resembling the delphiniums and widely cultivated as ornamentals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any plant of the genus Delphinium: so called from the spur-shaped formation of calyx and petals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of ranunculaceous plants (Delphinium), having showy flowers, and a spurred calyx. They are natives of the North Temperate zone. The commonest larkspur of the gardens is Delphinium Consolida. The flower of the bee larkspur (Delphinium elatum) has two petals bearded with yellow hairs, and looks not unlike a bee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any plant of the genus Delphinium or Consolida
  • noun In particular, a tall robust flowering plant with many purplish-blue flowers, Delphinium glaucum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of numerous cultivated plants of the genus Delphinium

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Examples

  • The larkspur was the best ever this year, planted in the veggie garden at the same time as the sugar snap peas.

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  • The larkspur is a hardy plant, and there are both annuals and perennials in this family.

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  • The more attractive and pretty of the British weeds -- as the common daisy, of which the poets have made so much, the larkspur, which is

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  • The spur, on the other hand, reminded some people of parts of the lark; hence "larkspur," "lark's heel," and "lark's claw."

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  • The spur, on the other hand, reminded some people of parts of the lark; hence "larkspur," "lark's heel," and "lark's claw."

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  • He might start by planting spring-flowering bulbs in the fall, plug in some perennials the next spring, perhaps sprinkle in some wildflowers in summer and the following fall pull those out and overseed with biennials such as larkspur, violas or bachelor buttons.

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  • I pictured her radiant smile and envisioned her crouched in the garden wearing a gauzy white dress, violet larkspur all around.

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  • I pictured her radiant smile and envisioned her crouched in the garden wearing a gauzy white dress, violet larkspur all around.

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  • Purple poppies and larkspur bloom, and Judy wonders aloud if her second crop of lettuce will make it before frost.

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