Delphinium elatum L.
Common Name: LARKSPUR
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A native of Eurasia, this species (or at least plants belonging to this complex) has been collected once as established on a sandy shaded knoll in Schoolcraft Co. (D. Henson 479 in 1972, MICH). The leaves are palmately lobed (more deeply parted toward the base of the plant), somewhat resembling those of the wild geranium. The long, many-flowered raceme rising above the leaves has led to the common name of “candle larkspur.” This species has been cultivated for centuries, and is involved in the production of many cultivars and hybrids.


Schoolcraft County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022.