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Thin petal larkspur Getting good photos of these incredibly oddly shaped flowers can be challenging.. in this one I was lucky enough to get a bonus spider - Mecaphesa sp. (from eye arrangement and hairs) maybe Mecaphesa importunus - similar markings and known to the area. Delphinium lineapetalum,Thin Petal Larkspur Click/tap to enlarge

Thin petal larkspur

Getting good photos of these incredibly oddly shaped flowers can be challenging.. in this one I was lucky enough to get a bonus spider - Mecaphesa sp. (from eye arrangement and hairs) maybe Mecaphesa importunus - similar markings and known to the area.

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General: Perennial from somewhat fleshy and tuberous roots, the stems 1.5-4 dm. tall, usually single and simple.
Leaves: Leaves few, long-petiolate, mostly basal, the blades 2-6 cm. broad, 2-4 times parted or lobed into linear or oblong-lanceolate segments 1.5-5 mm. broad; cauline leaves much reduced upward.
Flowers: Inflorescence simple or compound, the racemes 3-15 flowered; the lower pedicels several times as long as the flowers, spreading or ascending; sepals 5, pale blue, widely spreading,.. more

Similar species: Ranunculales
Species identified by morpheme
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By morpheme

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Uploaded May 19, 2017. Captured May 18, 2017 10:05.
  • X-E2
  • f/1.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm