Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Appalachian Blue Monkshood from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood
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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.
COMPARE leaves of Geranium, Larkspur and 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.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_uncinatum
The hood conceals the 2 small petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.