Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Blue Monkshood
Aconitum uncinatum
Family: Ranunculaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S2

Low, moist woods and slopes and alluvial soils along streams in the Cumberland Plateau.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early August to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
A tall, slender stemmed herb with deeply cleft leaves and irregular blue flowers. Flowers deep blue, leaves deeply cleft, but not to the base, hooded sepal higher than long, 1.5-1.8 cm high with a 5.0-7.0 mm beak.

Disturbance of surrounding slopes such as ATV trails or timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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