Ozark Encyclopedia – N – Nails

Medicinal Herbs: Aconite

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Aconitum napellus

Also, Known As:

  • Aconite
  • Auld Wife’s Huid
  • Blue Rocket
  • Cuckoo’s Cap
  • Friar’s Cap
  • Jacob’s Chariot
  • Monkshood
  • Soldier’s Cap

The aconite is a shrub which sports purplish blue aconite flowers that bloom during the summer as well as during the fall and are generally shaped like a helmet. The form of the flowers is especially intended to draw as well as make use of the bees visiting them, particularly the humble bee. The sepals of aconite have a purple hue – the purple color particularly helps to attract the bees. In addition, the sepals have a fantastic shape and one of the sepals have the shape of a covering. On the other hand, the petals of aconite are simply embodied by the two extremely bizarre nectar-producing parts positioned inside the hood – rather in the shape of a hammer. Aconite flowers have copious stamens that are positioned in a…

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