Delphinium bakeri

Baker's larkspur



Additional:

We don't grow this rare and endangered California native perennial.  However, we wanted to create a record for it in our plant database.

The native habitat of Baker's larkspur (Delphinium bakeri) was ravaged by roadside mowing and an intentionally set backfire in 2004.  These events accidentally reduced the last remaining population to just two flowering-size plants.  In 2010, nearly one hundred Baker's larkspurs were planted out in three new locations in Marin County by the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley ("UCBGB").  Progress of the plants is being monitored and further plantings are planned by UCBGB.