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Delphinium tricorne

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dwarf larkspur, Spring larkspur
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Contains poisonous alkaloids

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:
Spring
Height:
1-3 ft.
Foliage:
Basal, palmate leaves are divided into 5-7 irregular segments which are lobed
Flower:
Loose raceme of bluish purple flowers; five sepals; the upper sepal extends backwards into an upright spur; four small petals
Site:
Rich woods, slopes
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
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2548

Delphinium tricorne Delphinium tricorne