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60c. Delphinium patens subsp. montanum (Munz) Ewan, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 69: 147. 1942.

Delphinium parryi A. Gray var. montanum Munz, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci. 31: 61. 1932

Leaves: basal leaves usually absent at anthesis; basal and proximal cauline leaves usually cleft more than 4/5 radius of blade. Leaf blade: ultimate lobes 5-10, width less than 10 mm. Inflorescences: pedicel generally glandular-puberulent. Flowers: lateral sepals 7-11 mm, spurs 8-14 mm; lower petal blades 3-6 mm; hairs symmetrically distributed.

Flowering late spring-early summer. Open coniferous forest; 1500-2800 m; Calif.

Delphinium patens subsp. montanum is usually found on drier, leeward sides of mountain ranges; subsp. hepaticoideum is found on wetter, windward sides of many of the same mountain ranges.

Delphinium patens subsp. montanum is likely to be confused with D . gracilentum or D . nuttallianum ; see discussion under those species for distinguishing features.

Hybrids with D . umbraculorum are known.


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