Saturday, January 23, 2016

Delphinium parryi (Parry's Larkspur, San Bernardino Larkspur)

4/30/05 Figueroa Mountain Road between mile markers 9 and 9.5, 
Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, Santa Lucia Ranger District, 
Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara County, CA 

4/30/05 Figueroa Mountain Road

5/7/05 Pentachaeta Trail, Triunfo Creek Park, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, 
Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, CA

5/7/05 Pentachaeta Trail 

5/7/05 Pentachaeta Trail

4/3/05 Grotto Trail, Circle X Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains National 
Recreation Area, Ventura County, CA

6/1/03 San Juan Loop Trail, San Mateo Canyon, Santa Ana Mountains, 
Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County, CA 

 6/1/03 San Juan Loop Trail


COMMON NAME: Parry's Larkspur, San Bernardino Larkspur

SPECIES: Delphinium parryi

FAMILY: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)


LOCATION: San Juan Loop Trail, San Mateo Canyon, Santa Ana Mountains, Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Plant 20–80(150) cm

Root sometimes > 10 cm

Stem 15–110 (generally < 80) cm, generally curled-puberulent, especially below

Leaves generally curled-puberulent; basal present or 0 in flower; lobes 5–27, generally < 6 mm at widest

Inflorescence: flowers 3–60; pedicels 5–68 mm, 8–50 mm apart, ± ascending, generally puberulent

Flower: sepals reflexed or not, lateral 9–25 mm, spur 8–21 mm; lower petal blades 3–10 mm

Fruit 10–19 mm

Seed winged, otherwise ± bumpy

Ecology: Chaparral, open woodlands

Elevation: 0–2600 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Tehachapi Mountain Area, Central Western California, Southwestern California 

Distribution outside California: n Baja California 

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