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Common names: Wild delphinium.
Annual, Crowfoot Family.
Blooms March-May. Similar species are Delphinium parishii in California and Delphinium carolinianum in Texas.
18-30 inches (45-75 cm), deeply notched, three lobed, basal leaves.
Grows in scattered groups on rocky slopes along with other spring flowers. Look for the "spur" on the back of the flower which contains the pollen. Contains toxic alkaloids poisonous to livestock.
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