Calflora
Taxon  Report   2633    
Delphinium cardinale  Hook.
Scarlet larkspur
Delphinium cardinale
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Delphinium cardinale
© 2011 Robert A. Hamilton
Delphinium cardinale
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Delphinium cardinale, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Delphinium cardinale
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Family: RANUNCULACEAE  
Genus: Delphinium
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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More information about  Delphinium cardinale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (DECA2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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