Taxon  Report   2656 
Delphinium nuttallianum  Pritz.
Low larkspur,  Meadow larkspur, Nuttall's larkspur
Delphinium nuttallianum
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
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Delphinium nuttallianum
© 1991 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Delphinium nuttallianum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Delphinium nuttallianum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Delphinium nuttallianum
© 2007 Ron Wolf
Genus: Delphinium
Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.4 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Delphinium nelsonii ssp. utahense
PLANTS: Delphinium nelsonii
PLANTS: Delphinium nuttallianum var. fulvum
PLANTS: Delphinium nuttallianum var. levicaule
PLANTS: Delphinium sonnei
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 19, 2018).

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