Aconitum napellus L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Monk's-hood

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Aconitum napellus L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

General Information

"Stem stout and erect, to 12 dm, from a turnip-like root; lvs divided to the base, the divisions deeply cleft, usually to below the middle, into numerous linear-oblong segments; inflorescence elongate, with crowded blue to variegated or white fls; rachis and pedicels nearly glabrous, but with remote, incurved hairs. Native of Europe, rarely escaped from cult. in N. Engl. July–Sept."

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland


    Nationally Preferred Names


    Other Local Names

    Fuath an mhadraIrishIE
    Dathabha dubhIrishIE


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Sp. Pl.

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