July Birth Flower
The larkspur comes from the delphinium family which is known for its brightly colored flowers. They symbolize an ardent attachment and feelings of an open heart. The larkspur flower has been used traditionally as a herbal medicine to consolidate wounds. It is also used to treat colic in children and hemorrhoids. In ancient times soldiers used it to control body lice.
Symbolisms of Larkspur
Larkspur, which is the July birth flower, detonates fickleness and it is an old-fashioned flower that comes in the shades of pink, red, yellow, blue and purple. All the larkspur flowers symbolize joy and love but their meaning changes according to color symbolism. Pink is Fickleness, White is Happiness and Purple is First love. Since the larkspur flower is fragile and relatively short lived in a vase (under 7 days) it’s market is lucrative. This beauty grows to its full potential in climates with cool and moist summers.
One legend from Rome says that Neptune was enraged when men were chasing a dolphin and turned the dolphin into fake Oakley delphinium thus protecting it from capture. In Europe, it has been used in many protection spells like hanging bunches of the flower in stables to prevent the animals from getting attacked by predators or from being stolen.
Larkspur is also believed to have assisted in keeping away scorpions, ghosts and other poisonous creatures, and if planted around the home or if one wore it, it would keep away bad spirits. The larkspur flower was said to have magical powers and was used in any spell related to care, comfort and protection of soldiers and figures of authority. It was also used in ceremonies honoring those who died in war.
Disclaimer: It should be noted that larkspur is a poisonous plant when ingested and it leads to nausea, vomiting, muscular spasms and abdominal pain.
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