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Common Name: larkspur
Botanical Name: Delphinium elatum
Native Range: Europe, northern and central Asia

A description of the use of larkspur in The herball, or, Generall historie of plantes by John Gerard, 1636:

“…that the seed of Larkspur drunken is good against the stinging of Scorpions; whose virtues are so forcible, that the herb being only thrown before the Scorpion or any other venomous beast, causes them to be without force or strength to hurt, insomuch that they cannot move or stir until the herb is taken away…”

Last updated: 3/10/2020