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Delphinium nudicaule

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Delphinium nudicaule

Species Name: Delphinium nudicaule
Common Name: Canyon or Red larkspur

A northern California Larkspur that comes back every year from deep woody roots. Survives in southern California well with afternoon shade or coastal influence. A hummingbird favorite. Very Toxic.

Plant Family: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: to 20 in high (stalk)
Growth Habit: upright spike
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate:
Sun Exposure: Sun or shade
Soil Preference: dry to semi-dry
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Orange to Red
Endangered?:
Distribution: Northwestern California, Cascade Range, n&c Sierra Nevada, Central Western California (except Inner South Coast Ranges), nw Modoc Plateau. Also found in sw Oregon.
Natural Habitat: Common. Moist talus, wooded, rocky slopes below 6500'

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