Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens [Ranunculaceae]

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Scientific Name Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Prairie Larkspur, White Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Open wood, meadows, fields.
Plant: Erect perennial 1 to 3 feet tall; slender, hairy stem, usually unbranched, often reddish.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves 1-1/4 to 3 inches wide, deeply palmately-divided (palmatifid) into usually 5 segments and further divided.
Inflorescence: Several flowers 1/2 to 1 inch wide and about as long, in a terminal raceme; each flower with 5 sepals, white to lavenderish, surrounding 4 petals with many yellowish to brown stamens visible in the center; characteristic spur in the rear.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyaya Ajilvsgi and eFloras.org.
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