Delphinium ×occidentale (S. Watson) S. Watson (pro sp.)
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Synonym(s): Delphinium cucullatum, Delphinium elatum var. occidentale, Delphinium occidentale ssp. cucullatum, Delphinium occidentale ssp. quercicola, Delphinium occidentale var. cucullatum, Delphinium scopulorum ssp. occidentale
USDA Symbol: DEOC
The Duncecap Larkspur is a member of the buttercup family (family Ranunculaceae). Buttercups are usually leafy herbs, sometimes woody vines or shrublike.
The family has 35-70 genera and about 2,000 species that occur mostly in cool regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Several are grown as ornamentals, others provide drugs, and some are poisonous. The family is most likely to be confused with the Rose Family (Rosaceae), from which it is distinguished by the absence of a cup-like base.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Delphinium ×occidentale in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Delphinium ×occidentale in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Delphinium ×occidentale
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-07-07
Research By: TWC Staff