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Plant Details

Aconitum reclinatum

Trailing Wolfsbane, White Monkshood, White Aconite

Scientific Name:

Aconitum reclinatum

Common Name:

Trailing Wolfsbane, White Monkshood, White Aconite

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

greenish white

Size in Feet:

5

Light:

shade

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Global Rank:

G3 - 21-100 Extant Populations - Rare or uncommon in the world (*)

Notes:

A Southern and Central Appalachian endemic, rare in NC (Weakley).

Trailing Wolfsbane, Aconitum reclinatum

Rare in NC, Trailing Wolfsbane grows in rich cove forests, on streambanks, in seepages, and in periglacial boulderfields with seepage.

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Paynter, 2011

Flowers close up

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Flower visited by a native pollinator.

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Foliage

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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