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Larkspurs, monkshoods, and aconites are plants, widely cultivated for their beauty and medicinal properties.
Northern Blue Monkshood (Aconitum noveboracense) or Northern Wild Monkshood, is a species of flowering plant found in the United States only in Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York. It is commonly found on shaded to partly shaded cliffs, or on cool, streamside sites. These areas have suitable cool soil conditions. They are also found on algific talus slopes which have a cool outflow of air and water from ice contained in underground fissures. This plant is also known as Wolfsbane. This plant is...
Anthora (Aconitum anthora) also known as Yellow Monkshood or Healing Wolfsbane, is a flowering species of plant with a widespread range, but mainly found in European mountains such as the Alps and the Carpathians. It is also common in the northern parts of Asia. It is a threatened species in Czech Republic. The root of the Anthora, was reputed to be a good antidote, and counter-poison. The plant itself is extremely toxic to livestock and humans. Even a small dose can be deadly. The foliage...
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