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Little Larkspur - Delphinium bicolor


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4S5

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General Description
Stems glabrous to puberulent and glandular,10–40 cm from woody, fibrous roots. Leaves mostly basal; the blades 2–10 cm wide; ultimate lobes to 6 mm wide. Inflorescence 3- to 12-flowered; lower flowers shorter than the puberulent pedicels. Flowers with spreading, deep blue sepals 10–25 mm long, the lower pair longer; upper petals white with blue markings; lower petals whitish to deep blue, the blade cleft 1/4 or less the length. Fruits, puberulent, 12–22 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies calcicola M.J. Warnock & Vanderhorst.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to SK south to WA, WY and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 100

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