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Plant Details

Aconitum uncinatum

Southern Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood, Appalachian Blue Monkshood

Scientific Name:

Aconitum uncinatum

Common Name:

Southern Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood, Appalachian Blue Monkshood

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

blue

Size in Feet:

5

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

August - September

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Notes:

Uncommon in mountains and piedmont, rare on the coast

Blue Monkshood habitat

Blue Monkshood grows in cove forests, rich woods and seepages. Here it grows with Rhododendron by a mountain stream.

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Paynter, 2011

Flowers

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Flower, front view

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Foliage

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Seed pod

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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