Southern Blue Monkshood Aconitum uncinatum LinnaeusEndangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)  Synonyms: Aconitum uncinatum var. acutidens, Aconitum uncinatum var. muticum.


In Maryland Southern Blue Monkshood is endangered by habitat loss and excessive browsing by White-tailed Deer. According to MD DNR the only known populations of Southern Blue Monkshood are currently found in Garrett County in rich, montane alluvial woods and river banks. In the US Herbarium at the Smithsonian there are specimens of Southern Blue Monkshood from Montgomery County that were collected in the late 1800's and early 1900's.


Southern Blue Monkshood blooms in August.


Southern Blue Monkshood is pollinated by bumble bees.

There are 22 records in the project database.

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Southern blue Monkshood in Union Co., Georgia (9/26/2012). Blue Monkshood is endangered in Maryland and is considered highly state rare. Photo by Jim Fowler. (MBP list)

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