Contractions. - Staph. Stp.
Delphinium Staphisagria. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 60.
Palmated Larkspur, Stavesacre. For. names: German, Stephanskorner, Lausesaamen; French, Staphisaigre; Italian, Stafisagria; Spanish, Estafisagria.
Habitat. - South of Europe.
Flowering time. - April to August.
Part employed. - The seeds.
Characters. - Seeds large, irregularly angular, externally blackish-brown, internally whitish and oily, covered with small indentations. Taste bitter, acrid, burning. Emit a very disagreeable odour when pounded.
Preparation. - Tincture, using rectified spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., v.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.