Columbian Monkshood (Aconitum columbianum)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 1 foot
Leaves: Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Flowers are poisonous
Pollinators: Bees
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Location: Wauconda, WADate: 2016-07-30
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Location: Boulder Lake in Payette National Forest, IdahoPhoto courtesy of:Miguel Vieira
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Location: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National ForestPhoto courtesy of:Walter Siegmund
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Location: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest 1077 meter (3533 ft)Photo courtesy of:Walter Siegmund
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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Aug 6, 2016 11:17 AM

Native in the Pacific NW, found in moist forests and meadows, usually along stream-banks, at middle to subalpine elevations. All parts of the plant are toxic, especially to livestock. The tubers contain aconitin, which paralyses the nerves and lowers body temperature and blood pressure.

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