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Cuyamaca Larkspur
(Delphinium hesperium ssp. cuyamaceae )
Ranunculaceae

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Description: Perennial herb. Stems 1-2 feet (30-60dm) tall, erect, slender, and minutely covered with short, soft hairs. Leaf blades 3/4 - 1 1/2 inches (2-4cm) wide, palmate with 3-5 lobes, each containing pointy segments. Leaves downy on both sides, with a leaf stalk   1 1/8 - 2 3/8 inches (3-6cm) long. Inflorescence is a very straight raceme, 2-8 inches (5-20cm) long, with many flowers. Stalk of individual flowers 2/8-5/8 inches (5-15mm) long.

Distribution:

Habitat: Grassy meadows and seeps. Lower edge of yellow pine forest. Elevation 4000-5000 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms May - July

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Status: California State Rare, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010