This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Dwarf larkspur, Spring larkspur
- Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Contains poisonous alkaloids
- 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.
- 1-3 ft.
- Basal, palmate leaves are divided into 5-7 irregular segments which are lobed
- Loose raceme of bluish purple flowers; five sepals; the upper sepal extends backwards into an upright spur; four small petals
- Rich woods, slopes
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- 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.
- 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
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2548