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Plant Type: Forb

Flower Color: purple

Description: This plant has very unique flowers which are supposedly shaped like monk's hood.

Medicinal: A 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)

Poisonous: Extremely poisonous. Do not ingest any amount. The root is the most dangerous.

Other Notes: A 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.