Taxon  Report   2642    
Delphinium gypsophilum  Ewan  ssp. parviflorum  H. Lewis & Epling
Pinoche creek larkspur,   Small flowered gypsum loving larkspur
Delphinium gypsophilum ssp. parviflorum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
also called Delphinium gypsophilum
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(32 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period

Toxicity: MAJOR

Communities: Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Delphinium gypsophilum ssp. parviflorum

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)

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 09/18/2021).