Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Monk's-hood (Aconitum napellus)

Introduction

  • Member of the buttercup family.
  • Found in high altitude woodland, damp woods and riverbanks and garden perennial.
  • Grow to about 1.5 m.
  • Unbranched stem.
  • Flowers:
    • June-August.
    • Deep blue-mauve which appear in clusters.
    • 5 uneven petals, with upper petal curved over as a hood.
  • Reputed to be UK's most poisonous plant.

Toxicity

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Clinical signs

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Allison K & Day C (1997)A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses.British Association of Holistic Nutrition and Medicine.


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