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Aconitum also known as aconite, monkshood, wolfsbane is a genus of over 250 species of flowering plants belonging to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). It competes with ‘Hemlock’ for the title of Europe’s most dangerous plant. Poisoning symptoms may appear almost immediately, sometimes within an hour, and death usually occurs within 2 to 6 hours in fatal poisoning, those affected experience a terrible sensation of ants creeping beneath the skin.
Monkshood – Aconitum napellus, Wolfsbane - Aconitum lycoctonum; and other species @ mybyzantine.wordp... Aconite is a powerful plant, used in the past as a medicinal herb, a poison and in potions for incantations. It belongs to the Aconitum genus of flowering plant belonging to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae).
*PURSATILLA ...The genus Pulsatilla contains about 33 species of herbaceous perennials native to meadows and prairies of North America, Europe, and Asia. Common names include pasque flower (or pasqueflower), wind flower, prairie crocus, Easter Flower, and meadow anemone.
Another pinner wrote: "Persian Shield...such beautiful leaves! Strobilanthes is a genus of about 250 species of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, mostly native to tropical Asia, but with a few species extending north into temperate regions of Asia." • photo: Jarod Carruthers via Flickr