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On the Trails: Debunking mysteries of the monkshood flower
One warm but very windy day, a friend and I were perched on top of Gold Ridge in a small swale that provided some shelter from the wind. The alpine meadow was dotted with the purple flowers of monkshood. I had forgotten the structure of monkshood ...
Vermont Garden Journal: Monkshood, A Perennial For The Fall Garden
Monkshood gets its common name from the flower shape; it resembles a helmet or a hooded cloak of a monk. It's a wild flower, but there's some interesting varies available too, such as the purple colored bressingham spire and arendsii.
The luminous quality of this flower makes it a standout shade plant
The last plants to bloom in autumn are incredibly precious. In my garden, the brooding monkshood is the most mysterious of all the perennials.
DEVIL'S HELMET: Is this killer plant (AKA Wolf's Bane, Monkshood, Queen of
Poison expert John Robertson has spoken to the BBC about the Aconitum plant, also known as Wolf's Bane, Monkshood or the Queen of Poisons. He said it was likely to be the "most poisonous" plant found in peoples' gardens.
How to grow: Monkshood
This is Aconitum carmichaelii (which used to be known as Aconitum fischeri), the last of the monkshoods to flower. It has a sturdy, dark-green presence long before the flowers emerge in September thanks to its large, oval, deeply lobed, leathery leaves.

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