Delphinium, Larkspur, Lark’s Heel, Lark’s Claw, Knight’s Spur, Staggerweed
Annual, biennial and perennial, size varies depending on species. Leaves are lobed, toothed and pointed. Flowers are purple / blue / red / yellow / white, have five petals and grow in a spur.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable, however high toxicity makes delphinium always a threat.
All parts of the plants are toxic.
Burning and irritation of mouth and throat, diarrhea, weakness, muscle spasms, paralysis of respiratory function, convulsions, death.
Contains delphinine and ajacine alkaloids which can be fatal.
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.