OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Aconitum uncinatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aconitum uncinatum ssp. uncinatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Aconitum uncinatum

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Aconitum uncinatum ssp. muticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-04-001:
Aconitum uncinatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aconitum uncinatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood


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JK Marlow    jkm090425_034

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Aconitum uncinatum, Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

JK Marlow    jkm060521_035

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

image of Aconitum uncinatum, Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

JK Marlow    jkm060521_194

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

image of Aconitum uncinatum, Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

JK Marlow    jkm160727_408

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Aconitum uncinatum, Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

JK Marlow    jkm190719_9951

July    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

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


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image of Aconitum uncinatum, Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

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.

image of Aconitum uncinatum, Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_uncinatum

September        

The hood conceals the 2 small petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Aconitum uncinatum, Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

JK Marlow    jkm071011_010

October    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

image of Aconitum uncinatum, Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

JK Marlow    jkm221103_0574

November    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Aconitum uncinatum, Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

JK Marlow    jkm221103_0579

November    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Follicles sparsely pubescent to glabrate, 8-12mm long, 5-6mm broad; pedicles short hirsute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Aconitum uncinatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aconitum uncinatum ssp. uncinatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Aconitum uncinatum

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Aconitum uncinatum ssp. muticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-04-001:
Aconitum uncinatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aconitum uncinatum

 

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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in NC Mountains & Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: seepages, saturated swamps, cove forests, other moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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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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