Delphinium carolinianum subsp. calciphilum

M. J. Warnock

Phytologia 68: 4. 1990.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Roots without elongate central axis; faxcicles 2-8, ± horizontal. Stems 20-40(-70) cm. Leaves usually basal and cauline at anthesis; distalmost petioles more than 5 mm. Leaf blade with 3 major divisions; ultimate lobes of midcauline leaf blades 5-12, width 2-4 mm. Flowers: sepals white.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Limestone glades
Elevation: 150-600 m


Very similar to Delphinium carolinianum subsp. virescens and often identified as that subspecies, subsp. calciphilum usually has shorter stems, fewer leaf lobes, and narrower leaf lobes.

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Lower Taxa