Low Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum)

Deep blue flowers growing up from the forest floor

Low Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum)

Low Larkspur is a native plant that can be found in Grand Teton National Park through spring and early summer. Although different species of larkspur can take on different color variations, like pink and white, the low larkspurs found in Wyoming typically are a dark shade of purple. In the Grand Tetons, be sure to check out the Grand View Point hike to get spectacular views of the mountains and see these beautiful flowers in bloom, as well as the myriad of other species of flora. Also keep an eye out for low larkspur in the sagebrush and grassy shrub land areas throughout the park.

Every part of it is toxic. The levels of alkaloids within the make them toxic, but these levels vary within each geographic location. Cattle are highly susceptible to the toxicity of these plants. You can read more on the USDA’s website to learn about the signs of poison in cattle and how you can reduce your losses.

Written by Anna Cressman
PC: Anna Cressman