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Desert Larkspur

Desert Larkspur  - Delphinium parishii

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Norterra Preserve/Sonoran Loop
Date sighted:  4/12/2010
Season:  Spring
The most drought tolerant larkspur in the US. All the plant parts contain poisonous alkaloids and should not be eaten or handled by people; fatal to livestock. The plant is 7-24" (18-61 cm) high, with 5-16" long flower clusters. The lavender flowers have 5 petal like sepals, and 4 smaller hairy petals.
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