Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Aconitum napellus agg. L. sensu lato - Monk's-hood - Ranunculaceae
Aconitum napellus agg.
© Paul Hackney
Aconitum napellus agg.
(Map updated: March 2008)

This attractive plant is actually a member of the same family as the buttercups, but the flowers are more highly developed and shaped like the hood of a monk's habit. It is an introduction in Northern Ireland and a popular cottage-garden plant. In the wild it is mainly encountered as a casual on waste ground or on rubbish dumps.

All names: Aconitum napellus agg. L. sensu lato