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Delphinium alabamicum (Alabama larkspur)
Cressler, Alan

Delphinium alabamicum

Delphinium alabamicum Kral

Alabama Larkspur

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)


USDA Symbol: DEAL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This species is listed as G2/S2 in Alabama. It is not federally listed.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Stems (45-)60-90(-130) cm. Webref 3.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flower color royal blue.


Native Distribution: A few sites in northwestern and southcentral Alabama and one site in Georgia. The Georgia population might have been planted.
Native Habitat: Very local; thin soils in and on edges of Juniperus glades on limestone substrates. Webref 3.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Delphinium alabamicum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Delphinium alabamicum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Delphinium alabamicum


Record Modified: 2014-06-26
Research By: SET

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