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northern wolfsbane

Aconitum lycoctonum

Photo: northern wolfsbane

Photo: northern wolfsbane
Photo: northern wolfsbane


Aconitum lycoctonum (northern wolfsbane) (Hindi : Bikh बिख ) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Aconitum, of the family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe and northern Asia.

Lycoctonum is a rendering in modern Latin of the traditional name "wolf's bane"

It is an herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1 m tall. The leaves are palmately lobed with four to six deeply cut lobes. The flowers are 18–25 mm long, dark violet, rarely pale yellow.

Like all species in the genus, it is poisonous.


1 cm