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MONK’S-HOOD Aconitum napellus (Ranunculaceae) Height to 1m. Dark green, almost hairless perennial of damp woodland, often beside streams. FLOWERS are bluish violet, 20mm across and helmeted; in upright spikes (May-Aug). FRUITS are dry and many-seeded. LEAVES are deeply divided into palmate lobes. STATUS-Local, mainly in S and SW. Beware confusion with naturalised garden Aconitum species.
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MONK’S-HOOD Aconitum napellus (Ranunculaceae) Height to 1m. Dark green, almost hairless perennial of damp woodland, often beside streams. FLOWERS are bluish violet, 20mm across and helmeted; in upright spikes (May-Aug). FRUITS are dry and many-seeded. LEAVES are deeply divided into palmate lobes. STATUS-Local, mainly in S and SW. Beware confusion with naturalised garden Aconitum species.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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