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Del·phin·i·um a·ja·cis

(del-fin'ē-ŭm ă-jā'sis),
A species of plant (family Ranuculaceae) containing the alkaloids ajacine and ajaconine; the dried ripe seeds have been used externally as a parasiticide in pediculosis; rarely used now because of its toxicity.
Synonym(s): larkspur
[G. delphinion, larkspur]

larkspur

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And being just a minute from the Larkspur hotel, Marin Country Mart makes shopping during the busy season quick and easy.
Considered rare when it was first formally described in the late 1930s, Baker's larkspur has only been known to exist in three locations--one in Sonoma County and two in Marin County.
Larkspur had won the Epsom equivalent a few weeks previously and was sent off 9-4 favourite to complete the English-Irish Derby double for the all-conquering Vincent O'Brien.
Yellow larkspur makes a spectacular horticultural subject, especially in a rock garden, as long as it is kept dry during the summer for its natural dormancy period.
As the Larkspur site is currently built to capacity, a new artisan can only get space at the festival after an existing artisan departs -- and only 5% leave each year.
Ralphs have measured significant relationships between larkspur (Delphinium ssp.
The New Home Company is delighted to be building homes in Larkspur," said Brian Olin, senior vice president for The New Home Company.
He said: "All the children from Larkspur have been really good this year".
The acquisition of the Indigo and Larkspur plants is an implementation of this strategy.
Hillsboro Is Second of Five Newly Renovated Larkspur Landing Hotels
The Casa Munras is a unique gem of a hotel and we are extremely pleased to add it to the Larkspur Collection," said Karl Hoagland, Chairman and CEO of Larkspur Hospitality.
Pleasanton Is First of Five Newly Renovated Larkspur Landing Hotels