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 is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(28 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Toxicity: MAJOR

Communities: Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

JEF other name:
Delphinium gypsophilum

More information about  Delphinium gypsophilum ssp. parviflorum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Apr 06, 2020).