Delphinium scopulorum auct. non A. Gray  
Family: Ranunculaceae
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Anthony Mendoza  
Stems 50-120 cm; base often reddish, puberulent, midstems glabrous to subglabrous. Leaves mostly on proximal 1/3 of stem; basal leaves (0-)3-7 at anthesis; cauline leaves 6-15 at anthesis; petiole 0.5-15 cm. Leaf blade round to pentagonal, 1.5-10 × 2-16 cm, nearly glabrous; ultimate lobes 5-19, width 5-30 mm (basal), 1-10 mm (cauline). Inflorescences 10-30-flowered, open, cylindric; pedicel ascending to spreading, 1-3(-4.5) cm, puberulent; bracteoles 2-7 mm from flowers, green, linear, 2-4 mm, puberulent. Flowers: sepals bright dark blue, nearly glabrous, lateral sepals forward pointing, 12-15 × 4-6 mm, spurs gently decurved, slightly ascending, 15-20 mm; lower petal blades ± covering stamens, 5-8 mm, clefts 1-3 mm; hairs sparse, centered, mostly below junction of blade and claw, white. Fruits 16-20 mm, 4-4.5 times longer than wide, nearly glabrous. Seeds wing-margined; seed coat cells with margins straight, cell surfaces ± roughened. 2 n = 16. Flowering late summer-early autumn. Riparian forests and open woodlands; 1700-2600 m; Ariz., N.Mex; Mexico (Sonora). Hybrids are known with Delphinium andesicola .

Delphinium scopulorum image
Anthony Mendoza  
Delphinium scopulorum image
Anthony Mendoza  
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Jillian Cowles  
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Jillian Cowles  
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Jillian Cowles  
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image
Delphinium scopulorum image