Ranunculaceae
Delphinium depauperatum

Dwarf Larkspur

Small, slender. Stem single, weak, sometimes branched. Leaves mostly basal, 1–2 in. across, divided palmately into 5-toothed lobes, smaller leaves on stem. Flowers small, 2–8 mostly on one side of stem, held upright on ascending stalks; sepals bright to dark blue; upper petals bluish with white along edges, notched; spur slender, curved at tip, about 1/2 in. long. Grows in poor soil in valleys or on hillsides in meadows that dry up by midsummer, at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: under 16 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Subalpine
  • Found In: East Gorge, Steens, Wallowas, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes