Aconite (Monkshood, Wolfsbane)

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  • Common Name: Aconite (Monkshood, Wolfsbane)
  • Latin Name: Aconitum spp.
  • Family Name: Ranunculaceae

This plant is toxic.  All parts of this plant contain the highly toxic alkaloid aconitine which initially paralyses the nervous system before lowering pulse rate and stopping the heart in animals.  Poisoning is not only via ingestion but contact through unbroken skin; so if clearing away from the garden care should be taken. 

Often seen in the UK countryside growing as a wild plant.  There is also a white variety. 

Do not confuse with Winter Aconite.

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