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Rocket Larkspur (Delphinium ajacis)

Image ID: 2012/ph22

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Other common names: Doubtful Knight's-Spur
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
Date:  6/16/2012
Notes: Photo does not accurately capture the color. Flower was actually and intense purple.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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