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Delphinium parryi

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3-1/2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom 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 Reference

Webref 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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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