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Delphinium parryi A. Gray
San Bernardino Larkspur
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
USDA Symbol: DEPA2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Stiffly erect, hairy stems bearing deeply pinnately divided leaves and topped by dense, spike-like racemes of bright bluish-purple, bilaterally symmetrical flowers.
This common but variable larkspur frequents grassy areas and is recognizable by its very narrow leaf divisions.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3-1/2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Native Distribution: Southern California and Baja California.
Native Habitat: Grassy slopes in chaparral, pine forests, and bluffs near coast.
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Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 resourcesUSDA: Find Delphinium parryi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Delphinium parryi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Delphinium parryi
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-05-04
Research By: TWC Staff