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Monk's-hood

ISSN 2398-2950


  1. Found in high altitude woodland, damp woods and riverbanks. Common in gardens.
  2. Deep blue-mauve flowers from June-August which appear in clusters.
  3. 5 uneven petals, with upper petal curved over as a hood.
  4. Contain toxic alkaloids, eg aconitine and other similar types.
  5. Risk is small as plant is comparatively rare.
  6. Initially, a stimulatory effect on the respiration and circulation, followed by depression until a slow labored breathing and low pulse.
  7. Large amounts usually produce sudden death from asphyxia and circulatory collapse.