About Larkspur

Larkspur is part resource center and part reading room for anyone interested in the native and naturalized plants of Minnesota and the Midwest.

Like any library, new resources will be added and existing ones will be updated as new information is available and as users suggest. Comments and questions are welcome through the contact form at right. Use the same form to ask permission to use any content. 

Thanks for your interest.


A flowering stem of prairie larkspur with a dozen white, maroon-spotted flowers.
The background image is Prairie Larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum Walter) photographed at Crow Hassan Park Reserve, Minnesota, in July 2020.





Oriental Bittersweet in Winter

The yellow capsules and scarlet arils of Oriental Bittersweet stand out in winter. Oriental, Asian or Asiatic Bittersweet ( Celastrus orbicu...