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Aconitum delphiniifolium DC.
Larkspur-leaf monkshood, Larkspurleaf monkshood, Northern monkshood
USDA Symbol: ACDE2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The thin, straight stem of this perennial can reach 28 in. in height and is topped by a few-flowered cluster of dark blue, hooded flowers. Foliage is variable, but leaves are generally palmately cleft, shiny and few in number.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
AK Canada: AB
, BC Native Distribution:
AK & w. Canada Native Habitat:
Meadows; thickets; stream banks USDA Native Status: AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Because of the tall, thin stems, these plants need tall companions to remain upright. The typical subspecies is common throughout much of Alaska. The taller ssp. chamissonianum occurs from the Aleutians to coastal B.C. while ssp. paradoxum is a reduced, arctic/montane race.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed or division. Seedlings take 2-3 years to flower.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff