Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-03-002:
Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Delphinium tricorne

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Larkspur


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Look for it in rich, moist forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, less commonly on very fertile alluvial deposits, usually in deep shade, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

 

partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Pedately or palmately lobed or parted
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Deep bluish-violet (usually), ranging through pink to pure white
Not symmetrical
5 sepals (one of them spurred)
Four petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in a loose raceme

FRUIT:
Spring
Follicle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Dwarf Larkspur