Taxon  Report   2649 
Delphinium hesperium  A. Gray  ssp. hesperium 
Foothill larkspur,  Western larkspur
Delphinium hesperium ssp. hesperium
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Delphinium hesperium ssp. hesperium
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Delphinium hesperium ssp. hesperium
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Delphinium hesperium ssp. hesperium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Delphinium hesperium ssp. hesperium
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Genus: Delphinium
Parent Record Delphinium hesperium
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.7 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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