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Aconitum uncinatum L.
Southern blue monkshood, Monkshood
USDA Symbol: acun
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, WV Native Distribution:
Missouri northeast to Pennsylvania, south to Georgia, west to Alabama, and north to Tennessee. Native Habitat:
Low woods and damp slopes.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Hinton, WV
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-06
Research By: TWC Staff