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Rocket Larkspur (Delphinium ajacis)
Image ID: 2012/ph22Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
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
Notes: Photo does not accurately capture the color. Flower was actually and intense purple.
More photos of this flower
- 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.
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.