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Aconitum septentrionale - Koelle.

Common Name
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards The whole plant is highly toxic - simple skin contact has caused numbness in some people[1].
Habitats Forest margins and rich meadows[187].
Range N. Europe.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Aconitum septentrionale


Aconitum septentrionale

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Aconitum septentrionale is a PERENNIAL. It is in flower from May to July. The flowers are pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

A. lycoctonum lycoctonum

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Root - boiled[177]. This report should be treated with great caution due to the toxic nature of the genus[K]. Young leaves - used as a potherb[178]. It is not poisonous according to one report[178] but this must be treated with extreme caution[K].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Insecticide

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Thrives in most soils and in the light shade of trees[1]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Prefers a moist soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. Prefers a calcareous soil. Plants are hardy to about -25°c[187]. Grows well in open woodlands[1, 4]. Members of this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits and deer[233]. This species is no more than part of A. lycoctonum according to some botanists[200]. We are keeping it separate because of the report that, unlike most members of the genus, this species is not poisonous[178]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby species, especially legumes[54].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[111]. The seed can be stratified and sown in spring but will then be slow to germinate[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer. Division - best done in spring but it can also be done in autumn[1, 111]. Another report says that division is best carried out in the autumn or late winter because the plants come into growth very early in the year[233].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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