Common Name: Monkshood, Wolfbane. Scientific name: Aconitum carmichaelii. Family: Ranunculaceae. Genus: Aconitum. Species: Carmichaelii. Plant type: Perennials. Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm). Flower Color: Blue-Violet. Flowering period: July to September.
Monkshood (also called wolfsbane) is a flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae. native to East Asia. The leaves are deep green, shiny, leathery and palmate. The flowers grow on panicles which grow on average 4 inches long.