Delphinium tricorne

“Delphinium” is Greek and means “dolphin,” referring to the shape of the emerging flowers before becoming fully formed.  The species name “tricorne” means “three-horned” and refers to the three lobed fruits.  Many other species of Delphinium are taller, hence the common name “dwarf larkspur.”


Synonym:
Family:Ranunculaceae
Common Name:Dwarf Larkspur
Authority: Michx.
Etymology:
C Value:6
Wetness:UPL
# of Species in  
Genus in Illinois:
2
Duration:Perennial
Reproduction:Monoecious
Flower Type:Perfect
Growth Habit:Forb
Leaf Arrangement:Alternate
Leaf Type:Simple
Leaf Margin:Lobed
Leaf Toothing:
Flower Color:Purple
Habitat:
Status (State):Not Listed
Status (Federal):Not Listed
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