Herb latin name: Delphinium brachycentrum


Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flowering:
July to
August

Habitat of Delphinium brachycentrum:

Well-drained tundra slopes from sea level to 1600 metres in the Yukon and Alaska.

Other uses of the herb:

A parasiticide is obtained from the leaves. It is quite toxic and so is for external use only.

Propagation of Delphinium brachycentrum:

Seed - sow March/April in a cold frame or May outdoors. Keep moist and in a shady position until germination takes place. The seed has a limited viability so it should be stored in a sealed container at about 3C. Temperatures above 15C inhibit germination. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 9 weeks at 15C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Cuttings of basal shoots in April/May, taken before they become hollow at the base, and planted in a cold frame. Division in spring or early autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Well-drained tundra slopes from sea level to 1600 metres in the Yukon and Alaska.

Medicinal use of Delphinium brachycentrum:

None known

Known hazards of Delphinium brachycentrum:

All parts of the plant are toxic. The plant is most toxic when it is young.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.