Oat Hill Mine Trail

Red larkspur (Delphinium nudicaule) has funnel shaped red, orange or yellow flowers with a spur at the back that contains the nectar that pollinators (usually hummingbirds) seek. The root of Delphinium nudicaule has been historically used as a medicinal narcotic, chiefly by the Mendocino Native Americans of the Yuki tribe. A number of alkaloids in the plant indicate that it is quite poisonous. Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae).