Taxon  Report   2647    
Delphinium hesperium  A. Gray
Foothill larkspur,  Western larkspur
Delphinium hesperium
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Delphinium hesperium
© 2015 John Doyen
Delphinium hesperium
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Delphinium hesperium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Delphinium hesperium
© 2018 George Osner
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: slopes, ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).