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

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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