Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Delphinium carolinianum var. carolinianum
Prairie Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur, Blue Larkspur
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_d_carolinianum_caro_2
Similar to D. tricorne, but usually taller and with more flowers, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_d_carolinianum_caro2b
Visible outer spur is a sepal; within it are 2 nectar-bearing petal spurs, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.