Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This lovely flower is called

From my garden... this common spike flower is native to the Northern Hemisphere
and also the high mountains of tropical Africa.

The name is derived from the Latin for "dolphin"... regarding the shape
of the blossom itself...

The liquid of this flower was mixed with alum to produce Blue Ink...

It is most common in Blue (both dark and light) and purple... but also comes in white, pink, and least common - red and yellow...

While somewhat toxic to humans and livestock... it is popular with pollenators like bees and butterflies... and serves as food for the larvae of the Dot Moth and Small angle shades...

P.S.This lovely flower is called the Delphinium...

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