Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Tall Larkspur from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -
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
Simple: Palmately cleft or parted
Petioles 1-15cm long
Blue, pale blue
5 sepals (one of them spurred)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- All About South Carolina Wildflowers p142
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p416
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p037
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p058
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p044