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Tall Mountain Larkspur
Ranunculaceae
Delphinium scaposum


tobolonoble
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Ranunculaceae Family

Delphinium Genus

Location

I see this plant all over the place here in Sugarhouse neighborhoods of Salt Lake City, UT. It almost seems slightly invasive (but is so pretty and delicate that it hardly could be). But research shows that it is a perennial, yet also seems to grow seed pods and dumps them like crazy in the fall if you do not pull them up.

Physical Description
This native (semi-desert and low foothills) wildflower, or perennial herb blooms in the spring with bright, delicate flowers of pale to royal blue and white. Flower colors can be VERY VIBRANT, almost seems to be glowing ultraviolet light. One reference says this plant is poisonous (I assume to eat?).
Herb, Perennial grows to roughtly 32 inches (81 cm) tall. Flowers about an inch wide have 1 white petal, 3 blue petals, 5 blue, petal-like sepals and a long, rear-projecting spur. The leaves are basal and divided into round-tipped lobes.


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Ranunculaceae
Ranunculaceae
Ranunculales
Ranunculales
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

"Delphinium" is from the Latin "delphinus", "Dolphin", for the resemblance of the flower buds to Dolphins. First named by Greene, is one of the xerophytic forms of the Ranunculaceae.




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Comment: Tall Mountain Larkspur, Delphinium scaposum

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gardengeek
gardengeek
August 15, 2009
Name: Larkspur
Family: Ranunculaceae
tobolonoble
tobolonoble
August 15, 2009
Is that the family?
gardengeek
gardengeek
August 15, 2009
Larkspur?

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