Aconitum lycoctonum

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 Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. var.  Badger's bane, Wolfsbane
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 5 ft to 7 ft
Width: 2 ft to 3 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Poisonous: yes
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 3 to 9
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow, blue, purple, white
Ranunculaceae > Aconitum lycoctonum var. ,

Aconitum lycoctonum (Northern Wolfsbane)(hindi : Bikh बिख )[1]is a species of the genus Aconitum, native to Europe and northern Asia.[2][3]

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1 m tall. The leaves are palmately lobed with four to six deeply cut lobes. The flowers are 18–25 mm long, dark violet, rarely pale yellow.[4]

Like all species in the genus, it is poisonous.[4]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Aconitum lycoctonum, Linn. (A. barbatum, Patr. A. squarrosum, A. ochroleucum, Willd.). Pale YelLow Wolfsbane. St. slender, simple, 3-6 ft.: lvs. deeply cut into 5-9 lobes; long prt.ioles and under ribs pubescent: fls. yellow or whitish, in racemes; helmet a pinched elongated cone; middle sepals usually bearded: fr. usually 3-celled. June-Sept. Eu., Siberia.CH

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  1. Pharmacographica indica Vol 1 [1]
  2. Flora Europaea: Aconitum lycoctonum
  3. Germplasm Resources Information Network: Aconitum lycoctonum
  4. 4.0 4.1 Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). Flora of Britain and Northern Europe. ISBN 0-340-40170-2

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