The July birth flowers are the larkspur and water lily. Larkspurs come in a wide range of vibrant colors including indigo, purple and pink. They symbolize carefree summer days, feeling lighthearted, and just having fun.
Larkspur flowers are often confused with Delphinium. Although they look similar and are both members of the buttercup family, larkspur are annual flowers while delphinium are perennials. In addition, Larkspur are more delicate flowers in shades of white, pink and lavender. Delphinium are more substantial flowers in shades of purple, blue, red, yellow and white. Larkspur blooms from early spring through late summer with flowers that can range in size from a few inches to several feet long in the meadowland species. In Shakespeare’s time, Larkspur was also called lark’s heel, lark’s claw and knight’s spur.