Taxon  Report   2642 
Delphinium gypsophilum  Ewan  ssp. parviflorum  H. Lewis & Epling
Pinoche creek larkspur,  Small flowered gypsum loving larkspur
Delphinium gypsophilum ssp. parviflorum
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie (Delphinium gypsophilum)
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Delphinium gypsophilum ssp. parviflorum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).   8th Edition

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Delphinium gypsophilum ssp. parviflorum
© Beatrice F. Howitt1999 California Academy of Sciences
Genus: Delphinium
Parent Record Delphinium gypsophilum
Foothill Woodland
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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ICPN accepted name: Delphinium gypsophilum
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Delphinium:  the Greek name delphinion for the larkspur derived from delphinos or delphis for "dolphin" because of the flower shape in some species (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

gypsophilum:  loving gypsum [gypsum is a soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate] (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 22, 2018).

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