Peacock Larkspur

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture


  • Species Common Name Peacock Larkspur
  • Species Scientific Name Delphinium pavonaceum
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Endangered


Special needs

Peacock larkspur is found in slightly higher and drier microhabitats within wet prairies and shady edges of Oregon ash and Oregon oak woodlands.

Limiting factors

This species is endemic to the Willamette Valley. The primary threats to Peacock larkspur include habitat loss, habitat degradation due to fire suppression, and competition from invasive plants. Overspray of herbicides may also impact this species.

Conservation actions

Maintain or restore grass-dominated habitat. Maintain or restore hydrology. Control key invasive plants. Use mowing or prescribed fire to control brush and trees. Maintain populations in roadsides and ditches. Collect and store seeds.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation