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Aconitum napellus, Aconite, Monkshood


Common names: Monkshood, aconite, wolfsbane, monk's blood, fuzi

Botanical name & synonyms:
Aconitum napellus, Aconitum capsiriense, Aconitum compactum, Aconitum linneanum, Aconitum lusitanicum, Aconitum meyeri, Aconitum neomontanum, Aconitum occidentale, Aconitum vulgare

Buttercup, crowfoot (Ranunculaceae)

  • western and central Europe

  • 60 to 150 cm

  • flower VI to VIII

  • plant community: fresh meadow, wet meadow

  • poisonous and medicinal plant

  • cold germinate

Perennial plant, grows to a height of 1,5 m. Indigenous in Europe to the Himalayan foothills, it prefers moist, loamy soils in a protected, shaded position, and is frost resistant.

Sow at 18-22ºC (64-71ºF) for 2-4 weeks, move to -6 to -7ºC (19-21ºF) for 4-6 weeks, move to 5-12ºC (41-53ºF) for germination short viable.

Parts of the plant were used in witches brews and witches "flying ointments".
All parts of this plant are FATALLY TOXIC!




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