Delphinium carolinianum
Family: Ranunculaceae
Carolina larkspur,  more...
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Delphinium: derived from the Greek delphinus for "dolphin" because of the flower shape in some species
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb with hairy stems
Leaves: deeply divided into narrow segments, alternate
Flowers: blue to whitish and marked with purple, 5-parted, 5/8" wide, irregularly-shaped, upper petal-like sepal with a backward-pointing spur; mostly 4 petals, upper 2 spurred, lower 2 bearded; inflorescence a terminal, usually unbranched, long-stalked cluster (raceme); blooms June-July
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Delphinium carolinianum image
Derek Anderson  
Delphinium carolinianum image
Dennis W. Woodland  
Delphinium carolinianum image
Derek Anderson  
Delphinium carolinianum image
Aaron Carlson  
Delphinium carolinianum image
Merel R. Black  
Delphinium carolinianum image
Aaron Carlson  
Delphinium carolinianum image
Delphinium carolinianum image
Aaron Carlson  
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