Monk's-hood - Aconitum
The leaves are palmately divided or palmately lobed. The inflorescence is a terminal raceme of blue-purple flowers. The petals and sepals are similar in colour. The upper sepals form a hood over the flower.
On shaded banks and other shady places including woodland.
In flower during May and June.
Perennial, tuberous herb.
Widespread but infrequent in Britain. It is local in south west England and southern Wales and is usually found as a garden escape elsewhere in Britain.
Uncommon outside of the garden environment in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 2 of the 617 tetrads.
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