Aconitum uncinatum L. 

Wild Monkshood

Names and Myths

Aconitum Ancient Greek and Latin name of uncertain origin.

uncinatum Hooked; from the tip of the helmet

Wild Monkshood

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Natural history / Folklore

All Monkshoods are poisonous. They have been oimplicated in livestock deaths. In humans symptoms include speech problems, nausea, blurred vision, anxiety and in some cases death.19


Low woods, damp slopes, August to October.