Aconitum napellus Monkshood, wolfsbane 100 Seeds
Aconitum napellus, Monkshood, wolfsbane Seeds
Aconitum napellus has common names such as Blue Iron Hat, monkshood and wolfsbane. The plant grows well in moist and nutrient-rich areas, in most cases, clay soil. Blue Iron Hat belongs to genus Aconitum of the family Ranunculaceae. It is a deciduous plant with perennial life cycle growing to a height of 180cm. It is a native plant to central Europe.
Aconitum napellus grows several flowers which are dense and are almost in branches always. The plant blooms in June with the full flowing taking up to August. The inflorescence is covered with hair with sticky glandular hairs. The stalks of the flower are usually short. The available five bracts are usually dark blue or violet, but the colour varies from deep blue to light blue. The numerous fertile stamens are wide at the base with ellipsoidal spherical anthers. The carpels are three and free. When the fruit grows, it always has three unpembished follicles. Every fruit has several seeds that end in a beak. The seeds are triangular and winged on edge. Blue Iron Hat has a thick tuberous root that enables strong and upright stem. The stem always bears dense, dark green alternate leaves. The upper leaves are less articulated than those beneath.
The Blue Iron Hat plant is a hermaphrodite. This means it has both the male and the female organs and can thus fertilise itself. The pollination for this plant is done by insects, particularly the bumblebees that can land on the petal and reach the nectar on the lower side of the flower by crawling into the flower.
The Aconitum napellus plant is very poisonous and should be handled with much care. Every part of the plant is poisonous. It is however still used for medical purposes which are only recommended to be done by the professionals to prevent side effects. The remedy from the plant is said to treat joint diseases, painful nerve and muscles. Some people with sensitive nerves react to Aconitum napellus, blocking the sodium channels; and thus should be used with caution. A low dose of the herbs is therefore recommended. Some gardeners use the plant as an ornament. It should be kept so far from children because, just by getting in touch with the skin, it is absorbed and ones it gets to the bloodstream, it overcomes the bloodstream delaying the excitability of the nerve cells. Prolonged heating while preparing the herbs can reduce the toxicity to a small amount.
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