|Scientific Name||Delphinium barbeyi||USDA PLANTS Symbol||DEBA2|
|Common Name||Subalpine Larkspur||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||18539|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (8000 to 12700 ft.); open areas in meadows, along streams and near ponds.
Plant: Erect perennial with leafy hollow stems up to 5 feet tall, in colonies.
Leaves: Stem leaves on petioles that are short or up to 5-1/2 inches long; large leaves, smooth and palmately-dissected into 5 to 9 segments, each segment then further divided.
Inflorescence: Elongated terminal raceme of 10 to 50 blossoms each connected to the stem via short pedicels; deep purple sepals surrounding petals with white edges; upper sepal has spur extending rearward, 3/8 to 3/4-inch long.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County