Aconitum columbianum
Family: Ranunculaceae
Columbian monk's-hood
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Kitty Kohout  
Etymology: Aconitum: ancient Greek loosely translated as "unconquerable poison" or from the Black Sea port of Aconis
Plants: erect, perennial, 1 1/2'- 2 1/2' tall forb; thick, turnip-like roots; all parts deadly poisonous
Leaves: wide, palmately-lobed into 5-7 deeply cut segments
Flowers: purple to white, 3/4" long, top helmet-shaped; inflorescence usually one branched cluster of a few stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: wet; cool cliffs in shaded forests
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Robert H. Read  
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S. Kelly Kearns  
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Tim Kessenich  
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Arthur Meeks  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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James R. Sime  
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