Plant ID forum: Giant Larkspur (Consolida ajacis)

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 12, 2012 6:16 PM CST
Does anyone know which larkspur this is?

It's a branching type, and has the two-toned colors. It grows to about 4' tall.




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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jan 13, 2012 12:02 AM CST
I am pretty sure it is the Rocket Larkspur - Consolida ajacis! A very pretty wildflower I grow every year for the my bumbles who love it! Smiling
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 13, 2012 5:01 AM CST
Thanks, Myriam! Thumbs up

I had thought it was probably Rocket. It's nice to have a confirmation. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 13, 2012 6:18 AM CST
I'm a bit confused by our DB listings in this area.

I added this to Delphinium ajacis, but now I'm thinking it should be moved to Larkspur (consolida ambigua). Any thoughts as to which is correct?
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jan 13, 2012 7:49 AM CST
Consolida ajacis is the correct name Chelle.

Synonyms are Consolida ambigua and Delphinium ambiguum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolida_ajacis
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jan 13, 2012 8:29 AM CST
Thank you! I tip my hat to you. So, is this entry okay just the way it is, or does it need some adjustments?

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jan 13, 2012 8:36 AM CST
Sorry Chelle, no the name should be Consolida ajacis not Delphinium.. Smiling
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JRsbugs
Jan 13, 2012 10:06 AM CST
Consolida ajacis is accepted by the RHS..

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/hortdatabase.as...

A search for Delphinium ajacis goes to Consolida..

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/pfgenera.asp

Consolida ajacis is accepted on ITIS. Delphinium ambiguum, Consolida ambigua and Delphinium ajacis are synonyms.

http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt

Consolida ajacis on the Plant List is accepted, with several synonyms.

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2735651
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jan 13, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Thank you, Myriam and Janet; I'll propose the change. Smiling
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