Ranunculaceae | dwarf larkspur
Species from eastern North America
Common name: Dwarf Larkspur
Photographed at Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area, Saline County, Arkansas
Dwarf larkspur growing sporadically along creek.
This population of larkspur isn't long for this world. It was in a jungle of Japanese knotweed, along with scattered white trillium, Canada waterleaf, and other remants of native vegetation.
Delphinium tricorne is a perennial flowering plant, known also by the common name dwarf larkspur, in the family Ranunculaceae. It sends up long, stringy thin stems with few leaves and bears attractive flowers in shades of blue. It is found throughout the eastern United States and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. D. tricorne is one of the Delphinium species mentioned by Chesnut in an old report in connection with livestock poisoning in the United...