Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Oriental Larkspur - Delphinium orientale   Gay
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DistributionBONAP maps it in Iredell County, but FNA and SERNEC omit NC.

Native of the Mediterranean region; in N.A. only in a few midwestern and eastern states.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatThe NC habitat is not known.
Phenology
IdentificationThis larkspur is similar to D. ajacis, but the bracteoles touch the sepals (vs. not) and the spur is 12 mm long or less (vs. 12 mm long or more in that species).
Taxonomic CommentsSome authors treat it as Consolida orientalis.

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