Field larkspur (Delphinium consolida L.)

Larkspur field – An annual from the Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Other names: horned cornflower, shoes, periwinkle, hare ears, tragus, goats, goat, kerchiefs, mowers, Mosquito spouts, field juices.


An annual herbaceous plant with a splayed branched stem. The leaves are narrow, twice or thrice dissected into narrow linear lobes, lower ones on petioles, upper ones sessile. The flowers are irregular with a simple five-membered bright purple corolla within the flower bed; the upper leaf within the flower bed at the base is extended into a long hollow spur. The field larkspur blooms in June-July. The larkspur is found in the fields, in rye crops, sometimes along the roads.

Contains active substances:

The herb larkspur field contains alkaloids.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of the field larkspur grass is drunk for pneumonia, pleurisy, headache, worms, fright, female diseases, whooping cough, lotions are made for sore eyes, used for colic, convulsions, fever, and pain.

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