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delphinium


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(larkspur; family Ranunculaceae)

A genus of annual or perennial herbs that have palmately lobed leaves and irregular flowers in racemes, comprising 5 petaloid sepals (the posterior one with a spur, giving the genus its common name), 4 petal nectaries, many stamens, and 1–3 follicles which form the fruit. Many Delphinium species are cultivated for their attractive flowers. There are about 250 species, found in the northern hemisphere.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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