Consolida pubescens

(de Candolle) Soó

Oesterr. Bot.Z. 71: 241. 1922

Introduced
Basionyms: Delphinium pubescens de Candolle
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
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Stems 1-5 dm, pubescent. Leaves 3-18. Leaf blade semicircular, 9-32-lobed, 1-3 cm wide, densely pubescent, lobes less than 1.5mm wide. Inflorescences 8-35-flowered or more, with 3 or more branches; proximal bracts simple or multifid; pedicel ascending, 1-3 cm, pubescent; bracteoles not touching sepals, 6-17 mm from flower, linear, 2.5-5 mm, pubescent. Flowers: sepals pale blue or pale purple to white, pubescent, lower sepal 8-12 × 3-5 mm, lateral sepals 9-15 × 5-10 mm, spur 12-20 mm; petals whitish to bluish, lateral lobes 3-5 mm, terminal lobe 3-4 × 1-2 mm, sinus 0.1-0.5 mm. Follicles 10-15 mm, pubescent.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Waste places, railroads
Elevation: 70-1000 m

Distribution

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Ill., Mo., N.Dak., Tenn., Wis., native to sw Europe, nw Africa.

Discussion

Consolida pubescens is not so commonly cultivated as C. ajacis or C. orientalis.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.