Ranunculaceae
Delphinium burkei

Tall Meadow Larkspur

Tall erect stems, spike of flowers. Basal leaves have long petioles, wither by bloom time; stem leaves have short petioles. Leaves linear, divided or overlapping narrow segments covered with fine hairs. Flowers dense in spike atop stem or on few branches. Flower stalks ascending, short, about same length as spurs, spur tip pointing slightly downward. Showy sepals, pale to deep blue, are cupped forward around white petals. Grows in moist meadows, open spots in sagebrush, ponderosa pine, at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 16--40 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
  • Found In: East Gorge, Steens, Wallowas, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes