Delphinium sutherlandii

M. J. Warnock

Phytologia 78: 97. 1995.

Common names: Sutherland's larkspur
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems (15-) 30-70 cm; base often reddish, glabrous. Leaves basal and cauline; basal leaves 0-2 at anthesis; cauline leaves 3-7 at anthesis; petiole 0.4-14 cm. Leaf-blade round, 1.5-10 × 3-18 cm, nearly glabrous; ultimate lobes 5-21, 5 or more extending more than 3/5 distance to petiole, width 3-9 (-15) mm (basal), 0.5-6 (-10) mm (cauline), widest at middle or in proximal 1/2. Inflorescences (2-) 11-26 (-37) -flowered, at least 2 times longer than wide; pedicel 1-3 cm, puberulent; bracteoles 2-7 mm from flowers, green to blue, linear-lanceolate, 3-5 mm, puberulent. Flowers: sepals dark blue, retaining color upon drying, puberulent, lateral sepals spreading, 14-20 × 5-10 mm, spurs gently decurved, ascending 0-20° above horizontal, 14-18 mm; lower petal blades slightly elevated, ± covering stamens, white, yellowish, or tan, 8-12 mm, clefts 2-4 mm; hairs short, sparse, mostly below junction of blade and claw, slightly offset to inner lobes, white. Fruits (13-) 18-25 mm, 4.5-5.2 times longer than wide, puberulent. Seeds winged on 1 margin; seed-coat cell surfaces roughened. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Dry meadows, rock outcrops, open conifer woods
Elevation: 400-800 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Delphinium sutherlandii"
Michael J. Warnock +
M. J. Warnock +
usually larger +
narrowed +
expanded +
Delphinium sect. Grumosa +
straight +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
smaller +
subopposite-subalternate +
green +  and blue +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
linear-lanceolate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
minute +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +
globose;cylindric +
roughened +  and smooth +
elongate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Sutherland's larkspur +
B.C. +, Idaho +, Mont. +  and Wash. +
400-800 m +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
sessile +  and aggregate +
curved-cylindric +
Dry meadows, rock outcrops, open conifer woods +
(2-)11-26(-37)-flowered +
axillary +  and terminal +
less ovate +  and elliptic +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (18 cm180 mm <br />0.18 m <br />) +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
reduced +
lacerate;crenate +
clawed +, 2-lobed +, ovate +  and plane +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
palmate +  and pinnate +
incised;toothed;incised;toothed;entire +
smaller +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
tan +, yellowish +  and white +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
distinct +
conspicuous +
reduced +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (14 cm140 mm <br />0.14 m <br />) +
Flowering spring. +
2-100-flowered +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
cormlike +  and fascicled +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (16 cm160 mm <br />0.16 m <br />) +
tuberlike +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
succulent +, fleshy +  and fibrous +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.27 cm2.7 mm <br />0.0027 m <br />) +
obpyramidal +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
not persistent +
distinct +
3 +  and 6 +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
not +  and veined +
ascending +  and decurved +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (70 cm700 mm <br />0.7 m <br />) +
persistent +
Delphinium sutherlandii +
Delphinium subsect. Grumosa +
species +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br />) +
herbaceous +  and woody +