General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Seeds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Various insects

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Common names
  • Regal Knights' Spur
  • Field Larkspur
  • Larkspur
  • Royal Knight's-spur

Comments:
  • Posted by bonitin (Ghent, Belgium - Zone 8a) on Jul 24, 2013 10:49 AM concerning plant:
    Consolida regalis can easily be confused with Consolida ajacis.
    Differences are:

    Consolida regalis:
    Style and seed pods are bald (no hairs)
    Spur up to 2,5 cm long
    Flower deep purple

    Consolida ajacis:
    Style and seed pods are densely haired (a magnifying glass might be needed)
    Spur not longer than 2 cm
    Flower purple blue, pink or white

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