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Monk's-hood (Aconitum napellus)

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Introduction

  • Member of the buttercup family Monks-hood.
  • Found in high altitude woodland, damp woods and riverbanks.
  • Grow to about 1.5 m.
  • Unbranched stem.
  • Flowers:
    • June-August
    • Deep blue-mauve which appear in clusters.
    • 5 uneven petals, with upper petal curved over as a hood.
  • Reputed to be UK's most poisonous plant.

Toxicity

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Further Reading

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Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Allison K & Day C (1997) A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses. British Association of Holistic Nutrition and Medicine.

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