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.

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