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Aconitum uncinatum L.
Southern blue monkshood, Monkshood
USDA Symbol: ACUN
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Several hooded, violet-blue flowers in loose clusters atop a weak stem.
A drug made from this plant has been used to treat neuralgia and sciatica. A white-flowered southern Appalachian species, Trailing Wolfsbane (A. reclinatum), has a trailing or sometimes erect stem. New York Monkshood (A. noveboracense), a very similar, violet-blue-flowered species, occurs from New York west to Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
AL , DC , GA , IL , IN , KY , MD , NC , NH , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV Native Distribution:
Missouri northeast to Pennsylvania, south to Georgia, west to Alabama, and north to Tennessee. Native Habitat:
Low woods and damp slopes. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Hinton, WVToadshade Wildflower Farm
- Frenchtown, NJ
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Record Modified: 2012-12-06
Research By: TWC Staff