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Consolida regalis (royal knight's-spur)

Wikipedia Abstract

Consolida regalis, with the common names Forking Larkspur, Rocket-larkspur, and Field larkspur, is an annual herbaceous plant belonging to the genus Consolida of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae).
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Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [1]  All parts of the plant are poisonous in large doses; The seed is especially toxic;
Lifespan [1]  Annual/Biennial
Pollinators [1]  Bees, Lepidoptera
Structure [3]  Herb
Usage [1]  A strong tincture of the fresh seed is used externally to kill lice and nits in the head and pubic hair; It is also effective against aphids and thrips; A good blue ink is obtained from the expressed juice of the petals together with a little alum; It is made from the leaves according to another report; It is also used as a dye;
Height [1]  20 inches (0.5 m)
Light Preference [2]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [2]  Mostly Dry
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Protected Areas


Hecatera cappa[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


North America;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2Ellenberg, H., Weber, H.E., Dull, R., Wirth, V., Werner, W., Paulissen, D. (1991) Zeigerwerte von Pflanzen in Mitteleuropa. Scripta Geobotanica 18, 1–248
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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