This photo was taken near sea level, within Hornby Island‘s Grassy Point Community Park. Menzies’ larkspur was just one of several wildflowers in the park; other species included spring gold (Lomatium utriculatum) and field chickweed (Cerastium arvense). Maybe next week I’ll post a wildflower medley from the area.
Delphinium menziesii subsp. menziesii, like many other taxa in coastal western North America and Hawai’i, is named after the Scottish surgeon and naturalist Archibald Menzies.