Taxon  Report   2667    
Delphinium patens  Benth.
Spreading larkspur,  Zigzag larkspur
Delphinium patens
© 2012 Gary McDonald
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Delphinium patens
© 2009 Keir Morse
Delphinium patens
© 2007 George W. Hartwell
Delphinium patens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Delphinium patens
© 2018 Jay Chamberlain
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Southern Oak Woodland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Delphinium patens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 16, 2019).