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Unexpected Larkspur

Delphinium inopinum (Jeps.) Lewis & Epling

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Delphinium inopinum is apparently endemic to a white metamorphic rock substrate in the Piute Mountains and southern Sierra Nevada. It is not known to hybridize with any other species, although D . patens subsp. montanum has been collected (when both were flowering) within 1 km of D . inopinum and probably occurs much closer. Delphinium inopinum is often confused with D . parishii subsp. pallidum and superficially resembles some white-flowered individuals of D . hansenii , as well as D . gypsophilum and D . hesperium subsp. pallescens . The massive roots with prominent buds readily distinguish D . inopinum from all of these. In addition, the pubescence found on D . hansenii will separate it from the glabrous D . inopinum . Leaves are rarely seen at anthesis near the base of the stem in D . hesperium subsp. pallescens ; they are present in D . inopinum .
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Stems 70-110(-150) cm; base reddish or not, glabrous, often glaucous. Leaves mostly on proximal 1/3 of stem, on proximal 1/5 at anthesis; basal leaves 0-4 at anthesis; cauline leaves 6-12 at anthesis; petiole 1-18 cm. Leaf blade ± pentagonal, 1-5 × 1.5-7 cm, glabrous; ultimate lobes 3-9, width 5-28 mm (basal), 3-18 mm (cauline). Inflorescences 20-35(-51)-flowered, usually dense; pedicel 0.3-1.5(-2.5) cm, glabrous; bracteoles 2-4 mm from flowers, green, linear, 1-2(-4) mm, nearly glabrous. Flowers: sepals white to light blue, glabrous, lateral sepals spreading to forward pointing, 8-12 × 3-5 mm, spurs straight to gently upcurved, ascending 30-60° above horizontal, 9-12 mm; lower petal blades slightly elevated, ± exposing stamens, 3-5 mm, clefts 1-2 mm; hairs centered, densest near base of cleft, white. Fruits 12-20 mm, 2.6-4 times longer than wide, glabrous. Seeds wing-margined; seed coat cells surfaces smooth.
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Distribution

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Calif.
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Flowering/Fruiting

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Flowering summer.
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Habitat

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Rock outcrops in open coniferous woods; 2200-2800m.
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Synonym

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Delphinium parishii A. Gray var. inopinum Jepson, Fl. Calif. 1: 526. 1914
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Delphinium inopinum

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Delphinium inopinum is a species of larkspur known by the common name unexpected larkspur. It is endemic to the Sierra Nevada of California, where it is known mostly from rocky areas in open temperate coniferous forest habitat.

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Delphinium inopinum is a perennial herb with one or more erect, waxy stems usually exceeding a meter in height. The leaves are located mainly toward the base of the stem, with the upper part occupied by a raceme of at least 25 flowers. Each flower is held on a pedicel up to 2.5 centimeters long. The flower has white to light blue sepals each about a centimeter long which generally roll up and extend forward, with a spur about a centimeter long extending back. The fruit is up to 2 centimeters long.

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Delphinium inopinum: Brief Summary

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Delphinium inopinum is a species of larkspur known by the common name unexpected larkspur. It is endemic to the Sierra Nevada of California, where it is known mostly from rocky areas in open temperate coniferous forest habitat.

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