Nuttall's Larkspur- delphinium bicolor

Vickie Emms

Anola, MB., Canada

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Flowers: 1-15 irregular flowers per plant in long, lax spike. Petals 4, in pairs. Upper pair plus upper sepal light purple, forming a spur, lower petals shallowly 2-lobed, large and dark blue-purple. Calyx 15-25mm long, composed of 5 sepals, lower dark blue-purple.
Blooms: May to June (in this case, July)
Fruits: Clustered, pod-like follicles, each curved, usually about 15-20mm long, with the remains of the style at the tip. Pale green to brown, hairy or smooth, with numerous dark-brown seeds, 2-2.5mm long.
Leaves: Few stem leaves, more basal leaves. Leaflets deeply dissected, softly hairy, lighter underneath, up to 20mm long.
Habitat and range: Poplar thickets, open woods, moist grassland and slopes, occurs on well-drained to moist heavy soil. From the North Saskatchewan River south to the Montana border. (Wildflowers of Alberta – Kathleen Wilkinson)

Special thank you to my co-host Blair for identifying this plant for me :-) That’s what this group is all about.

Photographed in Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada


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