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Delphinium staphisagria Linnaeus, 1753

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Delphinium staphisagria Linnaeus, 1753
Common names : Lice-Bane, Stavesacre [En], Staphisaigre, Dauphinelle staphisaigre, Herbe aux poux [Fr], Albarraz, Coca piojera, Estafisagria, Estafisàgria [Es], Speronella stafisagria [It], Δελφίνιο η αγριοσταφίδα , Ψειροβότανο, Ψειρόχορτο [Gr], Mözvenk [Tu]

Frantato, IKARIA ● Greece

Description: Medium to tall hairy annual or biennial plant. Leaves large, with 5-7 3-lobed segments. Flowers deep blue to purple, large. Spur short, downturned, shorter than the petals.

Biology: Flowering from May to July.

Habitat: rocky slopes, screes.

Distribution: Mediterranean region, Portugal, Canaries islands.

Caution: It is a very poisonous plant that is rarely used in modern herbal medicine. A parasiticide is obtained from the leaves. It is quite toxic and so is for external use only. The seed is used to make a potent insecticide, parasiticide and to destroy vermin. It is used to kill head lice.

References:
Blamey M., Grey-Wilson Ch., 2005. Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, Domino Guides, London.
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