Delphinium tricorne Michaux. Phen: Mar-May. Hab: Rich, moist forests, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks, less commonly (as along the Roanoke River in ne. NC) on very fertile alluvial deposits, moist prairies. Dist: Sw. PA and MN south to NC, nw. GA, AL, and OK.
ID notes: The flowers are variable in color, usually a deep bluish violet, but ranging through pink to pure white.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA3, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV, Kral (1976)