Delphinium (Delphinium sp)

I have beautiful wild Delphiniums that I have not identified yet. Several NM species have no photographs. If any of you recognize this one, let me know.

Delphinium

Delphinium

Most are gorgeous purple, but a light version showed up too.

Delphinium pale

Delphinium pale

The foliage seems different than the photos online, but I will keep looking.

Delphinium leaves

Delphinium leaves

But they are glorious.

Delphiniums

Delphiniums

I need to mention that Delphiniums are toxic.  But hummingbirds love them and so do bees.  And me.

I cut back more deadwood this morning and brought a few more rocks for my pathway and bed 8.  Still have to finish interlocked beds 8,9,10 before I start my deep shade garden uphill.  So I say.  Who’s making the rules here?  Beds 8,9,10 are eating up that pile of crusher fines.  Uphill is shady and pleasant in this miserable heat.

Not to mention I will try to establish Delphiniums in the new beds because beauty.  Because hummingbirds!  Sounds so much more officially food forest and Delphiniums are critical to happy hummingbirds.

 

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About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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2 Responses to Delphinium (Delphinium sp)

  1. Gorgeous colours – purple is my favourite. Enjoy them!

  2. Sylvia
    Purple is my favorite too. I hope to get these better identified soon.

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