Wildflowers forum: Delphinium

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Justin
Mar 25, 2013 3:42 AM CST
First time when I see this plant. And I found only one in a wild area, in Victoria, Tx city.

The flower in the the strong sunlight it appear to be like white but has some pale blue or rather purple color (sometimes it is difficult to appreciate the real color)

Photos taken on 23 March, 2013, Victoria, Tx.

Habit Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/eb1cae Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/579dc4 Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/b8b460 tall less one ft.
Leaves lobed Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/12caf4; pictures of the same leaf, both sides Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/051e38 Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/c4f440
Flower Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/bf7f02 Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/1b5dea Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/45478b
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It has a second flower stem (spike) but with flowers not open yet (only buds) Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/63f44a Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/b67c26
Spike stem hairy Thumb of 2013-03-25/Justin/66694f

I suppose to be Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens, (Carolina larkspur, Prairie larkspur, Plains larkspur) http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=DECAV...




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frostweed
Mar 25, 2013 7:15 AM CST

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That Delphinium is very pretty Justin, thank you for taking such detailed pictures, I need to do more of that myself.
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Mar 25, 2013 10:51 PM CST
Thank you Josephine.

I like to do a kind of pictorial. (like a collage). It's fun.
Every time when I can, I take more pictures. I try to catch as many cacracteristici, that are useful in ID.
Plant seen from the side and from above. And of parts of the plant: leaf, stem, flowers, flower buds, fruit ..., parts of the flower sepal, petal ...

For the forum I do a selection of my photos.
Then, I crop the photos more or less in order to see, for example a flower in whole or in detail. Or I crop different parts to be seen bigger on the screen.
And then I send the photos to the forum.
After I sent the photos to the forum, I'll arrange them in position, in rows.

On my screen in a line I can see 4 pictures.
That depends on how your screen is set. Can be adjusted with Ctrl + or Ctrl -.
I guess most have the same setup as me. Therefore I have chosen to be 4 pictures in line.
Now I think it might be better to choose only three shots on a line and the way it looks on screen message would depend less on the setting Ctrl + / Ctrl- Confused


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Mar 26, 2013 6:30 AM CST

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On my screen some show three in a row and some don't, I think it is when you add copy it changes the arrangement. Smiling
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gardengus
Mar 26, 2013 5:19 PM CST
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That is a very nice and detailed pictorial of the plant
Thank you for taking the time to be so thorough.
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CarolineScott
Apr 6, 2013 9:09 AM CST
Great pictorial of the wild flower!
Wildflowers don't often get the attention and photos that they deserve.

Do we know which delphinium that is?
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Justin
Apr 8, 2013 2:24 PM CST
Today there were more flowering plants.
I've made ​​some more photos to an another plant.
Same location. April 08, 2013, Victoria, Tx.

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Apr 17, 2013 8:58 AM CST

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Another wonderful find! Thumbs up

This one could be delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens. It seems that D. carolinianum and D. virescens are now considered to be the same species, D. virescens Nutt is a sub-species of D. Carolinianum where the two plants integrade resulting in light blue flowers.

What do you think?

http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=10273

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