Thursday, August 25, 2011
Walter Hood Fitch: Delphinium nudicaule
Walter Hood Fitch was the lithographer for this illustration of Delphinium nudicaule, which appears in the first volume of A flora of North America by John Torrey and Asa Gray (1841).
A few facts about Walter Hood Fitch
A few facts about Delphinium nudicaule
1. The plant was found by the explorer David Douglas in 1833.
2. A common name for the plant is red larkspur.
3. It is a perennial.
4. The plant grows up to three feet.
5. All parts of the plant should be considered poisonous.