Species Name Delphinium viridescens
Synonyms Delphinium viridescens |
Common Name greenish larkspur | Wenatchee larkspur |
CPC Number 1390
Natures Serve Global Rank G2
Global Rank Review Date 12/12/2012
Description This unusual looking delphinium is tall (3-6 ft or 1-2 m), and has a narrow stalk of 30 to 50 closely spaced greenish-brown flowers. Most delphiniums are blue, purple, or red and attractive to animals (i.e. Hummingbirds) and bumblebees. Delphinium viridescens attracts only bumblebees. While this rare species can withstand fire, it cannot sustain the constant impact of human activities: residential development, road construction, logging and cattle grazing. Large populations must be maintained in order to preserve the genetic variability within this species.