Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2888

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in rocky woodlands, on granite outcrops, Altamaha Grit outcrops, blackland prairies, moist sandy woodlands associated with longleaf pine, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Alternate (basal leaves absent at anthesis)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue, whitish-blue
Not symmetrical
5 sepals (one of them spurred)
Four petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Follicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Delphinium carolinianum ssp. carolinianum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Delphinium carolinianum ssp. carolinianum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-03-003:
Delphinium carolinianum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Delphinium carolinianum

LESS THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Delphinium carolinianum var. carolinianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur, Blue Larkspur