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Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum (Carolina larkspur)
San Antonio River Authority

Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum

Delphinium carolinianum Walter ssp. vimineum (D. Don) Warnock

Carolina Larkspur, Prairie Larkspur

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Synonym(s): Delphinium vimineum, Delphinium virescens var. vimineum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Flower: Flowers in 6 inch spikes

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AR , LA , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Acid-based, Calcareous, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay


Use Ornamental: Perennial garden, Wildflower meadow
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0145 Collected Apr. 26, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0066 Collected May 19, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum


Record Modified: 2023-02-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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