Ranunculaceae
Delphinium menziesii

Menzies' Larkspur

Cluster. Stems spreading, unbranched. Leaves with long petioles, few basal, most on stem, 1–2 in. across, divided palmately, 5 segments each with 3 fine-haired lobes. Flowers 3–10, deep purple-blue with some pale blue or white, in cluster at stem top. Flower spur 1/2–3/4 in. long, straight. Grows on coastal bluffs, spring-wet grasslands, meadows, lower mountain slopes. Can be confused with D. nuttallianum, which is more widespread east of Cascades.

  • Rarity:
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--20 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow
  • Found In: West Gorge, Siskiyous, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes