Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Larkspur (Consolida ajacis)

Contributor(s): David Godfrey, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

  • Erect, little-branched herb, 30-90 cm tall   Larkspur (consolida ajacis)  .
  • Closely related and sometimes included in the genus Delphinium.
  • Leaves:
    • Alternately placed.
    • Slender stalks.
    • Divided into 5-7 almost separate lobes.
    • Each lobe deeply toothed.
  • Flowers:
    • Blue or white.
    • Spurred blossoms.
    • ~3 cm long.
  • 3 short-pointed rather fragile, widely spreading pods about 2 cm long develop from each blossom.
  • Pods contain numerous small, dark seeds.
  • Also dwarf Rocket larkspur.

Toxicity

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Clinical signs

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Allison K & Day C (1997)A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses.British Association of Holistic Nutrition and Medicine.


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