Delphinium carolinianum subsp. carolinianum

Common names: Blue larkspur Carolina larkspur
EndemicSelected by author to be illustrated
Synonyms: Delphinium carolinianum var. crispum L. M. PerryDelphinium carolinianum var. nortonianum (Mackenzie & Bush) L. M. Perry
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
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Roots without elongate central axis; fascicles 2-8, ± horizontal. Stems (30-)60-100(-150) cm. Leaves all cauline at anthesis; distalmost petioles less than 5 mm. Leaf blade not distinctly 3-parted; ultimate lobes of midcauline leaf blades 12-25, width 0.5-1.5 mm. Flowers: sepals various shades of blue or purple, rarely white. 2n = 16, 32.

Phenology: Flowering late winter–early summer.
Habitat: Prairies and forest openings
Elevation: 50-700 m


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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Iowa, Kans., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C.


Delphinium carolinianum subsp. carolinianum occasionally hybridizes with D. treleasei.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.