Eastern Larkspur - Consolida hispanica
This plant has oblong to linear, 3-lobed leaves plus spikes of spurred flowers have five petals which may be dark blue or violet-red, often slightly flecked.
2 other species of Consolida
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Usually found as a garden escape or birdseed alien, sometimes on rubbish dumps or disturbed ground close to habitation.
Flowering mostly between June and August.
Rarely recorded in the wild in Britain.
Rare, or rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire, and is not listed in the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011).
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