SO6424 : Aconitum napellus, Monkshood

taken 7 years ago, near to Bromsash, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Aconitum napellus, Monkshood
Aconitum napellus, Monkshood
Although this is grown widely as a garden plant, like the Foxglove, this is an extremely poisonous species.
The poison, aconitine, is an Alkaloid Toxin, and has been linked to murders and assassinations throughout history.
The stunning blue flowers are a beautiful addition to the Cottage Garden palette as long as young children are kept well away!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 June, 2010
Category
Flowers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 649 241 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.8753N 2:30.6676W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 649 241
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