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ANM25ANM25 Posts: 12
Hi, this is growing among my globe thistle plant? Could someone please help me identify?



  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 568
    Monkshood, Aconitum. There are several species. The commonest is napellum. Very poisonous!  Used in a number of assassinations in the Middle Ages.
    Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.
  • ANM25ANM25 Posts: 12
    Oh dear, thank you. Will remove tomorrow.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
    Also often grown in all the best gardens so no need to remove it unless you have someone who might try to eat it or suspect someone close of murderous intentions 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ANM25ANM25 Posts: 12
    Thanks for the advice, i’ll look into it before removing it.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,802
    It would be a real shame to remove it as it is a beautiful plant. As has been said many times on the forum, if we were to remove all the poisonous plants from our gardens we wouldn't have flower gardens. Think how empty a spring garden would be without daffodils - which, like the monkshood, are also poisonous.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,721
    rhubarb leaves are also highly poisonous.
    Please don't become paranoid. Caution is good, Paranoia isn't. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,262
    I'd echo what the others are saying - don't remove  unless you feel it's absolutely necessary. Youcan always move it to a 'quieter' spot if you're worried.

    There's a lovely stand of it near me - right by the pavement in the corner of a garden. I've been admiring it recently, each time I walk past it.
    Not noticed any dead bodies  lying beside it either  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,370
    I love Aconitum, one of the best plants you can have for the bees, who eats their plants, apart from home grown veg?
    I sow them from seed, prick out, pot on , plant out, still here.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,224
    edited August 2019
    They are so beautiful.
    My favourite is this one ....Aconitum cammarum bicolor
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,802
    Lovely pictures of Aconitums + bees.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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