Larkspur is always lovely, with its hood-shaped flowers in vivid colors. Western larkspur (Delphinium hesperium) has an affinity to dry, serpentine grassland hillsides.
You can recognize this species by its crowded spikes of blue flowers and slightly furred seed-pods. But look close, because there are many other species of blue larkspur in the area!
One response to “Plant of the day: Western larkspur”
Fabulous, as always. Today I think I saw the last Delphinium nudicaule of the year, on the Kent Lake pump road. But the flower of the day was, of course, Lilium pardalinum ssp. pardalinum. Just where it’s supposed to be in June.