|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Magnoliidae||Includes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others|
|Order||Ranunculales||Basal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”|
|Genus||Delphinium||From Greek delphinion, “larkspur”; the name is derived from the Greek for “dolphin” because of the shape of some flowers|
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Delphinium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 4 Feb 2012.
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Larkspur (Delphinium) · 5/14/2004 · Columbia Gorge, OR · By Constance B. Kent Species not yet identified
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