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Delphinium cultivars

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Delphinium
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Delphiniums lose vigor after 2-3 years and should be replaced with new seed grown plants; only grow well in cool climates, so do best in the mountains of North Carolina

Description:
Herbaceous annual or perennial; leaves alternate, long-stalked, palmately divided or lobed; flowers in terminal, elongated clusters, blue to purple or nearly white, with a single spur on the back side; fruit dry, many seeded.
Season:
Summer
Height:
36-60 in.
Flower Color:
Blue, violet, white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 2-7
Propagation:
Seed
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Well-drained, alkaline soil
Regions:
Mountains
Origin:
Europe, hybrid origin
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Burning of lips and mouth, numbness of throat; intense vomiting and diarrhea, muscular weakness and spasms, weak pulse, paralysis of the respiratory system, convulsions; fatal.
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids delphinine, ajacine, and others.
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Weedy in disturbed areas in woods, fields, gardens; some native species in forest or natural areas in rich woods in mountains; l

NCCES plant id: 701

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