Celebrating the nature of Iowa and the Midwest with words and images
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Plant of the Week
Prairie larkspur Delphinium virescens Nutt.
scientific name, 2008 Delphinium carolinianum
other common names: plains larkspur, larkspur Delphinium: Greek for “dolphin,” referring to the shape of the flower Virescens: meaning “greenish,” referring to the greenish white flowers
Buttercup family: Ranunculaceae