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Common name

English: Northern Wolfsbane

German: Gelber Eisenhut, Wolfs-Eisenhut


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Ranunculales (58)

        Family: Ranunculaceae (53)(family description)

          Genus: Aconitum (4)

            Epithet: lycoctonum L. (1)

Synonyms: Aconitum artophonum Rchb., Aconitum monanense F.W.Schmidt, Aconitum pyrenaicum L., Aconitum rogoviczii Wissjul., Aconitum squarrosum L. ex B.D.Jacks., Aconitum thelyphonum Rchb.

lycoctonum => wolf-murder

pyrenaicum => from the Pyrenees mountains (Andorra, France and Spain)

squarrosum => being rough or scurfy


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Aconitum lycoctonum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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