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Aconitum noveboracense (Northern blue monkshood)
Selby, Jack H.

Aconitum noveboracense

Aconitum noveboracense A. Gray ex Coville

Northern Blue Monkshood, New York Monkshood

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Synonym(s): Aconitum noveboracense var. quasiciliatum, Aconitum uncinatum ssp. noveboracense

USDA Symbol: ACNO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: IA , NY , OH , WI

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sandstone or Limestone

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1SN
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (IA, NY, OH, WI)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 12 - Great Lakes Ecological Assessment: Threatened, Endangered, or Sensitive Species (2012) USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aconitum noveboracense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aconitum noveboracense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aconitum noveboracense


Record Modified: 2023-05-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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