MONKSHOOD

MONKSHOOD GROWS BEST IN

MONKSHOOD suitable for counties:
GEORGIA: Chattahoochee, Cobb, Dawson, Union
IOWA: All counties
IDAHO: Ada, Adams, Bannock, Blaine, Boise, Bonner, Cassia, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Nez Perce, Owyhee, Shoshone, Twin Falls, Valley
ILLINOIS: DuPage
INDIANA: Perry
KENTUCKY: Knox, Laurel, Lewis, McCreary, Menifee
MARYLAND: All counties
MAINE: Oxford, Washington
MICHIGAN: All counties
MINNESOTA: Cook
MISSOURI: All counties
MONTANA: Beaverhead, Gallatin, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli
NORTH CAROLINA: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Clay, Durham, Granville, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Macon, Mitchell, Orange, Rutherford, Stokes, Swain, Wake, Watauga, Yancey
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Coos
NEW MEXICO: Bernalillo, Colfax, Grant, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos
NEVADA: Carson City, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Nye, Washoe, White Pine
NEW YORK: Chenango, Clinton, Delaware, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster
OHIO: Hocking, Portage, Summit
OREGON: Baker, Clackamas, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Linn, Marion, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler
PENNSYLVANIA: Armstrong, Fayette, Greene, Somerset
SOUTH CAROLINA: All counties
SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer, Lawrence, Pennington
TENNESSEE: Bledsoe, Blount, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Hickman, Knox, Lewis, Monroe, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Roane, Scott, Sevier
UTAH: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Weber
VIRGINIA: Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fairfax, Floyd, Fluvanna, Giles, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Highland, James City, Lee, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Nelson, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Tazewell, Warren
VERMONT: Orleans, Windham
WASHINGTON: Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Ferry, Kittitas, Lewis, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Yakima
WISCONSIN: Grant, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Vernon
WEST VIRGINIA: Barbour, Fayette, Grant, Mineral, Monongalia, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Summers, Tucker, Wyoming
WYOMING: Albany, Big Horn, Carbon, Crook, Fremont, Johnson, Laramie, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Teton, Uinta, Weston
ALASKA: All counties
ALABAMA: Blount, DeKalb
ARIZONA: Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai
CALIFORNIA: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne
COLORADO: Alamosa, Boulder, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Dolores, El Paso, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, La Plata, Lake, Larimer, Las Animas, Mineral, Montezuma, Ouray, Park, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, Teller
CONNECTICUT: Litchfield
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia

Monkshood is a perennial herb with tuberous fleshy roots and erect stout stems (0.5-1.5 meters tall). Leaves have 5-7 segments, deeply divided, flowers are in dense racemes, violet-blue with helm.Several species grow in North America, generally in rich, moist soils along streams or in open woods.  At high altitude, monkshood often grows near larkspur species.et-shaped hoods.

This plant has a long history. It has been used in medicinal gardens going back to medieval times. The Romans used Aconitum to poison wells, in order to eradicate wolves (which gave rise to one of the plant's common names, wolfsbane). The plant has also graced English cottage garden for centuries.

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Reproduction

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MONKSHOOD GALLERY

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G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, DC, Washington, National Cathedral, Bishop's Garden.
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G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, DC, Washington, National Cathedral, Bishop's Garden.
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