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DescriptionAnnual or perennial herbs. Leaves basal and cauline, palmately lobed. Flowers zygomorphic, bisexual, arranged in terminal racemes or panicles. Sepals 5, ± petaloid, the dorsal sepal spurred. Petals 2-5, the posterior 2 with spurs joined and fitting into the calyx-spur. Stamens many, the filaments often flattened. Fruit of 3 pubescent follicles.
The genus Delphinium has the only zygomorphic flowers in Ranunculaceae in the FZ area.