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Image ID: 2012/ph22
Rocket Larkspur (Delphinium ajacis)
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Panhandle Trail
Notes: Photo does not accurately capture the color. Flower was actually and intense purple.
- Dwarf Larkspur
Rocket larkspur leaves are so deeply divided that they look almost like a cedar, while the dwarf leaves are similar to wild geranium.