Delphinium hansenii subsp. kernense

(Davidson) Ewan

Univ. Colorado Stud., Ser. D, Phys. Sci. 2: 193. 1945.

Common names: Kern County larkspur
Basionym: Delphinium hansenii var. kernense Davidson Muhlenbergia 4: 37. 1908
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems (34-)50-80(-120) cm, base simple-puberulent. Leaves nearly all basal, often present but dried at anthesis, rarely on herbarium specimens; cauline leaves usually fewer than 3, abruptly smaller than basal leaves. Inflorescences 1-8 flowers per 5 cm, open. Flowers: sepals bright blue to white, lateral sepals 7-13 mm, spurs 8-16 mm. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Open oak woods, s Sierra chaparral
Elevation: 800-1900 m


Delphinium hansenii subsp. kernense hybridizes with D. gypsophilum, D. parishii, and D. purpusii.

Selected References


Lower Taxa