Scientific Name:
Consolida ajacis (L.) Schur (1853)
  • Delphinium ajacis L.
  • Consolida ambigua (L.) P.W.Ball & Heywood (1962)
  • = Delphinium ambiguum L.

Stem (15)–35–100 cm tall, single or branching above. Lvs 2-pinnatisect; basal lvs with oblong segments; cauline lvs with linear segments. Pedicels stout, downy, bearing 1–2 short bracteoles about middle. Fls usually blue, sometimes red, purple, pink or white, 2.5–3.5 cm diam. Sepal spur 14–18 mm long. Follicle pubescent, 15–20 mm long, tapered at apex. Seeds black, c. 2 mm long, with transverse membranous wavy ridges.

[From: Webb et al. (1985) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4 as Consolida ambigua (L.) P.W.Ball & Heywood]

Tutin, T.G.; Heywood, V.H.; Burges, N.A.; Moore, D.M.; Valentine, D.H.; Walters, S.M.; Webb, D.A. (ed.) 1993: Flora Europaea. Vol. 1. Psilotaceae to Platanaceae.