Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

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

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

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Pedately or palmately lobed or parted
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Follicle

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-03-002:
Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Larkspur