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Monkshood Aconitum uncinatum

Other plants called Monkshood:

Phonetic Spelling
a-kon-EYE-tum un-sin-AH-tum
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Roots and seeds contain poisonous alkaloids

 

Site: Moist, rich woods; damp slopes, thickets

 

Found in: Forest or natural area, moist woods and along creek banks; landscape, flower garden as herbaceous perennial

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aconitum
    Species:
    uncinatum
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are white or blue-purple with the upper part hood- or helmit-like. They have 1-in. deep purple or purplish blue flowers clustered at the end of stems; five sepals; upper sepal forms a rounded hood, concealing part of two claw-like petals.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate, simple, palmately and 3 to 5 (though sometimes up to 9) lobed. They are up to 6-inches; similar to buttercup; slender, weak branching stem.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Problems:
    Poisonous
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    Poisonous if ingested. HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! Burning of lips and mouth, numbness of throat; intense vomiting and diarrhea, muscular weakness and spasms, weak pulse, paralysis of the respiratory system, convulsions; may be fatal
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids aconitine and others
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems