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Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Aconitum delphinifolium

Monkshood













Plant TypeForb
Flower Colorpurple
DescriptionThis plant has very unique flowers which are supposedly shaped like monk's hood.
ToxicityExtremely poisonous. Do not ingest any amount. The root is the most dangerous.
Medicinal UsesA tincture of the flowering plant may be used externally as an analgesic, but only if the skin is unbroken. It should not be used during pregnancy. (Elpel)
Other NotesA species of Monkshood (A. ferrox) from Nepal is considered to be the most poisonous plant in the world. Even touching or smelling this plant can cause serious problems.