|Scientific Name||Delphinium carolinianum ssp. vimineum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||DECAV|
|Common Name||Blue Larkspur, Pine Woods Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||523943|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy or clay soils, coastal prairies, pine woods.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 24 inches tall; slender, hairy stem, usually unbranched, often reddish.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves 1-1/4 to 3 inches wide, deeply palmately-divided into usually 3 to 5 narrow, long segments that may be further divided.
Inflorescence: Several flowers (3 to 12) 1/2 to 1 inch wide and about as long, in a loose terminal raceme; each flower with 5 sepals, deep to pale blue; characteristic spur in the rear.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and Flora of North America; D. vimineum in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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