Other: The genus name, “Delphinium”, means “like a dolphin” and refers to the shape of flower buds
Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup Family
Pollinators: bees and hummingbirds
Fruits: achenes, follicles with many seeds, or berry; most fruits are poisonous because of the volatile acrid oil - protoanemonin
Perennial herbs; dicot;
This species contains alkaloids which are deadly to humans and cattle.