#NPOD: Dwarf Larkspur #Nativeplants

Dwarf Larkspur – Native Plant of the Day 04/25/2017
Photo from 04/25/2010. Location:  Sitton’s Gulch, Dade County, GA.
More photos / info at the Delphinium tricorne detail page.

Dwarf Larkspur, Spring Larkspur - Delphinium tricorne

Dwarf Larkspur, Spring Larkspur – Delphinium tricorne

Also NPOD 04/27/2011, 04/27/2012, 04/27/2013, 04/27/2014, 04/27/2015, 04/27/2016

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3 thoughts on “#NPOD: Dwarf Larkspur #Nativeplants

  1. Annie Harper

    Would like to know when the plant itself starts to grow, as I believe the leaves of the plant are poisness to livestock before the flower comes on and can be seen?thank you(we live in southern Oregon)

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    1. Gerry Post author

      From a 1941 document from the Oregon State System of Higher Education, Federal Cooperative Extension Service, Oregon State College at Corvallis – “Most of the stock losses result in the early spring, probably due to two reasons : First, there is less other forage available at that time; and second, the first leaves of the plants are apparently most poisonous. After the plants have matured, there is little danger of poisoning even if cattle are grazed in heavily infested areas.”

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