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Aconitum napellus/Monkshood, Wolf's Bane, Helmet Plant

Aconitum napellus / Aconitum napellus
Flowers resemble the shape of a monk's hood
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Flowers resemble the shape of a monk's hood

The upper mpart of the purplish flowers looks like a helmet

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Scientific Name: Aconitum napellus
Common Name: Monkshood, Wolf's Bane, Helmet Plant
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Used as a medical herb in the Orient.Rhw flowers are distinguishable by having one of the five petaloid sepals, called the galea, in the form of a cylindrical helmet; thus the commom name helmet plant. Grows in the mountainous regions of the western USA. All parts are posionous.