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About DelphiniumAbout Delphinium
The name of Delphinium comes from Greek word Delphis which means Dolphin, the flower resembles the bottle-like nose of a dolphin. Delphinium flowers was a strong external concoction through to drive away scorpions. European settlers made ink from ground Delphinium flowers and the West Coast Native Americans used it to make blue dye. It has about 300 species and it comes from the family called Ranunculaceae. Today, many species of Delphinium are cultivated in gardens and used as decorative flowers and not in medicine because they are poisonous. It is native to the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. It can be found in Europe, Romania as well. It grows up from 10 cm to 2 m in some of alpine zones.