Stem: base sparsely long-pubescent. Inflorescences usually with fewer than 12 flowers per branch. Flowers: sepals white or light blue, lateral sepals 11-18 mm; lower petal blades 4-9 mm. Flowering early spring. Chaparral, oak woods, grassland; of conservation concern; 0-500 m; Calif. Delphinium variegatum subsp. kinkiense has an extremely restricted distribution, is very poorly known, and is imperiled by grazing. Delphinium parryi and D . variegatum subsp. thornei are the only other taxa of Delphinium naturally found on San Clemente Island.