Facts about Delphinium Flower (Plant), "Scientific name for Delphinium Flower (Plant) is Delphinium grandiflorum". The Delphinium Flower (Plant) is a perennial flowering plant which includes over three hundred plants specie derived from the family Ranunculaceae. The Delphinium Flower (Plant) is native to the entire areas in the Northern Hemisphere and the high mountains found in tropical Africa. The Delphinium Flower (Plant) is known to be toxic to both humans and animals. The perennial delphinium plants have a common name with the annual species which are found in the genus Consolida. All the Delphinium (Plant) species are referred to as 'larkspur.' The Delphinium Plant develops with its nectar's assuming the dolphin shape.
The Delphinium Plant produces foliage with deeply lobed leaves which have 3-7 pointed toothed lobes and are palmate in shape. The Delphinium Flower (Plant) has its main flowering stem erect and can vary in sizes depending on the plants species. The larger species of the Delphinium Flower (Plant) can have their stems growing up to 6 1/2 feet (two meters) tall while the medium size species can only grow up to 4 inches (ten cm).
The Delphinium Plant produces clusters of flowers in the months of June and July. The Delphinium Flower can vary is colors with some having colors like blue with blends of purple, yellow, red and white. The Delphinium Flowers develop sepals which are five in number and grow together forming hollow, dark blue pockets with spurs at the tips. The sepals contains four, inconspicuous, small petals which usually have the same color as the sepals. The long spur of the upper sepal covers the upper petals containing nectar.
The Delphinium Flower (Plant) produces small, shiny seeds which are usually black in color. Despite the plant being toxic, its species are used as food plants by some plants larvae like the Lepidoptera plant species.
The Delphinium Flower (Plant) can do well in warm weather conditions. They require well-drained soils rich in organic materials. Various species of the Delphinium Flower (Plant) can be cultivated as ornamental plant for native gardens or for traditional plant gardens.