Origin of delphiniumModern Latin from Classical Greek delphinion, larkspur from Classical Greek delphis, delphin, dolphin: from some resemblance of the nectary to a dolphin
Origin of delphiniumNew Latin Delphinium genus name from Greek delphinion larkspur probably diminutive of delphīs delphīn- dolphin (from the shape of the nectary)
- A cultivated plant, belonging to the genus Delphinium, with tall blue-colored spikes containing flowers.
- A shade of blue, named for the flowers.
From Ancient Greek δελφίς (delphis, “dolphin”) because of their flower shape, thought to resemble a back of a dolphin. Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).
- Larkspur (Delphinium) - Few plants contribute so much to the beauty of the garden as these fine plants of the Crowfoot order.
- Floral: Flower candle scents are always popular, and hydrangea, lilac, and delphinium are perfect for blue.
- Nearly all the species of plants which grow on these prairies are common to Europe (paeonics, Hemerocallis, asters, pinks, gentians, violets, Cypripedium, Aquilegia, Delphinium, aconites, irises and so on), but here the plants attain a much greater size; a man standing erect is often hidden by the grasses.
- The actual harbour, which was called Delphinium, was at the mouth of the Asopus, about a mile north of the city.
- Delphinium Ajacis and Delphinium Consolida (Larkspurs): hardy, 3 ft., various colours.