• A tuberous-rooted, herbaceous perennial reaching 1.0 metre tall by 0.5 metres wide and tolerant of many soil types, Aconitum ferox forms the principal source of the Indian poison known variously as bikh, bish, and nabee. (wikipedia.org)
  • http://www.herbcyclopedia.com/item/aconitum-ferox-the-strongest-poisonous-plant-2 Curry poisoning woman found guilty of murder, BBC News 2010-02-10 The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants : Ethnopharmacology and its Applications, Rätsch, Christian, pub. (wikipedia.org)
  • The tangerine drumsticks of Kniphofia rooperi, for example, are paired with the midnight-blue monkshood Aconitum Arendsii, a colour contrast that sounds like a clash, but which resolves in the eye to produce instant elation. (countrylife.co.uk)
  • The toxins produced by plants in this genus (aconitine, mesaconitine, hypaconitine, etc.) bind to the voltage-sensitive sodium channels of nerve cell axons. (blogspot.ca)
  • Of the three species in Hill's genus Staphisagria , one is an important medicinal plant found all around the Mediterranean basin , the other two are endemic to Corsica, Majorca, Sardinia, and the Archipelago of Hyères in the South of France. (phys.org)
  • The genus name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), because of the shape of the flower petals, which are said to resemble an eagle's claw. (wikipedia.org)
  • The internet has confirmed the complication in Ginger Snaps that monkshood (in general) grows virtually everywhere, but blooms mostly in the spring (perennial). (blogspot.com)
  • Despite its very dangerous nature, monkshood is often cultivated in gardens but gloves should definitely be worn when handling it. (hubpages.com)