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Aconitum columbianum ssp. viviparum

Aconitum columbianum Nutt. ssp. viviparum (Greene) D.E. Brink

Columbian Monkshood

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)

Synonym(s): Aconitum bulbiferum, Aconitum columbianum var. howellii, Aconitum hansenii, Aconitum howellii, Aconitum viviparum

USDA Symbol: ACCOV2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Stems erect to twining or reclining, up to about 10 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Commonly blue, sometimes white, cream colored or blue tinged.

Distribution

USA: CA , OR
Native Habitat: Spring-fed bogs, seep areas, meadows, along streams, other moist areas in mountains.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aconitum columbianum ssp. viviparum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aconitum columbianum ssp. viviparum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aconitum columbianum ssp. viviparum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-11-12
Research By: CBR

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