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|Family: Ranunculaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Delphinium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Delphinium cardinale Hook.
Habit: Root generally > 15 cm, distally branched. Stem: 30--270 cm, base equal in width or occasionally narrower than root, firmly attached, generally curly-puberulent. Leaf: basal present in flower or not, +- glabrous; lobes 5--27. Inflorescence: pedicels 15--55 mm, (6)15--80 mm apart, puberulent. Flower: sepals generally +- forward-pointing, red, lateral 11--15 mm, spur 15--24 mm; lower petals flattened, blades 4--5 mm, with hairs few, short, yellow, obscure to naked eye. Fruit: 12--18 mm, +- straight. Seed: bumpy. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Slopes, generally talus, chaparral; Elevation: 300--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCoR, SW, w edge DSon; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Feb--Jul Note: Hybridizes with Delphinium parryi (Delphinium ×inflexum Davidson). Generally hummingbird-pollinated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Jason A. Koontz & Michael J. Warnock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Delphinium californicum subsp. interius
Next taxon: Delphinium decorum
Citation for this treatment: Jason A. Koontz & Michael J. Warnock 2017. Delphinium cardinale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=22449, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.