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Delphinium L.


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderRanunculalesBasal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”
FamilyRanunculaceaeButtercup family
GenusDelphiniumFrom Greek delphinion, “larkspur”; the name is derived from the Greek for “dolphin” because of the shape of some flowers

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Delphinium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Delphinium L. (larkspur)

Larkspur (Delphinium) · 5/14/2004 · Columbia Gorge, Ore­gon · By Constance B. Kent Species not yet identified

Delphinium L. (larkspur)

Larkspur (Delphinium) · 6/26/2006 · Ouray, Colorado · By Constance B. Kent Species not yet identified


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