Delphinium nuttallianum
(Nelson Larkspur)
Family: Helleboraceae (Hellebore)
            Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
     
D. nuttallianum is the first blue Delphinium to bloom in the spring. Leaves are few and deeply lobed, giving the plant a spindly appearance.

Vegetation zone:  Plains, Foothills, Montane
Time of bloom:  March - July
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers