Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA-SC) (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in seepages, cove forests, other moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 unequal sepals
2 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Aggregate of follicles

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Aconitum uncinatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aconitum uncinatum +   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-04-001:
Aconitum uncinatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aconitum uncinatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Aconitum uncinatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood


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picture of Aconitum uncinatum, image of Aconitum uncinatum

JK Marlow    jkm090425_034

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

picture of Aconitum uncinatum, image of Aconitum uncinatum

JK Marlow    jkm060521_035

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Leaves deeply cleft into 3-5 irregularly lobed segments, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Geranium, Larkspur and Monkshood

picture of Aconitum uncinatum, image of Aconitum uncinatum

JK Marlow    jkm060521_194

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

picture of Aconitum uncinatum, image of Aconitum uncinatum

JK Marlow    jkm160727_408

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

picture of Aconitum uncinatum, image of Aconitum uncinatum

Kevin Adams    kcaaconitumuncinatum_23

August    Guilford County    NC

Upper sepal (called the helmet in this genus) is enlarged into a hood ~3/4", per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Aconitum uncinatum, image of Aconitum uncinatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_uncinatum

September        

picture of Aconitum uncinatum, image of Aconitum uncinatum

JK Marlow    jkm071011_010

October    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove