Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Delphinium carolinianum Walter subsp. virescens (Nutt.) R.E.Brooks image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Dennis W. Woodland

Merel R. Black
Family Ranunculaceae
Delphinium carolinianum Walter subsp. virescens (Nutt.) R.E.Brooks
Carolina larkspur, plains larkspur, prairie larkspur, white larkspur
Delphinium: derived from the Greek delphinus for "dolphin" because of the flower shape in some species
carolinianum: from Carolinas
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb with hairy stems
Flower: 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
Leaf:deeply divided into narrow segments, alternate
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods

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Flora of North America (off site)
Delphinium albescens Rydb.
Delphinium carolinianum Walter subsp. penardii (Huth) Warnock
Delphinium penardii Huth
Delphinium virescens Nutt.
Delphinium virescens Nutt. subsp. penardii (Huth) Ewan
Delphinium virescens Nutt. var. macroceratilis (Rydb.) Cory
Delphinium virescens Nutt. var. penardii (Huth) L.M.Perry

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