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Gypsum Loving Larkspur
Delphinium gypsophilum
  
About Gypsum Loving Larkspur (Delphinium gypsophilum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Delphinium gypsophilum is a species of larkspur known by the common name Pinoche Creek larkspur. It is endemic to California, where it grows throughout the central part of the state in woodland and grassland. This wildflower generally reaches between one half and one meter in height. Its pale whitish-green stem is topped with cylindrical inflorescences of up to 30 flowers on short pedicels. The flowers are chalk-white, sometimes drying to a faint blue. Occasional individuals bear pink or light blue flowers. The spur is one to one and a half centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1.6 - 5 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Grassy places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.6" - 47.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.13" - 2.27", Coldest Month: 23.0" - 58.0", Hottest Month: 45.4" - 88.6", Humidity: 0.96" - 39.12", Elevation: -147" - 10375"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Delphinium gypsophilum ssp. gypsophilum
Common Names: Gypsum-loving Larkspur, Pinoche Creek Larkspur


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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