Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2889

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in dry to moist soils over calcareous (such as dolostone, esp Elbrook Formation) or mafic rocks (such as amphibolite, metagabbro, greenstone, and diabase) usually in the open (as grassy balds) or on forest edges in partial sun, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple: Palmately cleft or parted
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue, pale blue
Not symmetrical
5 sepals (one of them spurred)
Four petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Delphinium exaltatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Delphinium exaltatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-03-004:
Delphinium exaltatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Larkspur