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Aconitum uncinatum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Monkshood
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Roots and seeds contain poisonous alkaloides

Description:
Perennial herbs with ascending or nearly trailing stems; leaves alternate, simple, palmately 3-9-lobed; flowers white or blue-purple, the upper part hood- or helmit-like.
Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
2-4 ft.
Foliage:
Up to 6-inch coarsely toothed leaves with three to five lobes; similar to buttercup; slender, weak branching stem
Flower:
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
Site:
Moist, rich woods; damp slopes, thickets
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
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
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids aconitine and others
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Forest or natural area, moist woods and along creek banks; landscape, flower garden as herbaceous perennial
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2462

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Aconitum uncinatum Aconitum uncinatum
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Aconitum uncinatum Aconitum uncinatum
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