[ UK /mˈʌnkʃʊd/ ]
  1. a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite
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  • The white monkshood (Aconitum reclinatum) is found in moist mountain woods and adjacent floodplains of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and is endangered in the state (Wiegman, 1985, p. 57). Ecoregions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (EPA)
  • Nazi bullets were dipped in poison derived from monkshood ( Aconitum ), an extremely toxic garden plant.
  • Pictured above is the Monkshood plant from which the poison aconitum is extracted, also called wolfsbane. Deane Waldman: The Bane Of My Existence - Come With Me To Work.
  • The mound, from base to crown, was cloaked in flowers; in monkshood, columbine, goldenrod, blazingstar and others.
  • He planted an unusual orange-flowered nasturtium relative, Tropaeolum tuberosum, on this tepee and surrounded it with monkshood, a purple perennial.
  • The pyrenean prunella has large purple heads; the false dragonhead (_Physostegia_), pale rose-purple spikes; centranthuses, cymes of red and white; centaureas, heads of yellow, blue, and purple; pinks, divers shades of red and white; and monkshoods, hoods of blue or white; and all are very hardy, ready growers, and copious bloomers. Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881
  • Columbine, which is a wild plant with blue or white flowers, as well as a domesticated one, has a toxic principle like that of the monkshood, more especially in the seeds; and the pretty red berries of the mezereon are responsible for the deaths or illness of children nearly every autumn. The Naturalist on the Thames
  • Other wildflowers are common Solomon's seal, false Solomon's seal, two kinds of golden bellworts, hepatica, wild columbine, monkshood, bloodroot, toothwort, and wild ginger.
  • George Foster was monkshood, a cambric robe -- a "domino" -- serving to give the blue color note, and a very correct imitation of the flower's helmet answering the purpose of a head-dress. Ethel Morton's Enterprise
  • The refuge was established to protect the northern monkshood, a relative of the buttercup that the federal government classifies as a threatened species.
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