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Monkshood

Monkshood (Aconitum delphinifolium) can be found in many areas of Alaska. The flowers are spread apart on a tall, thin plant and are shaped like the hooded robes worn by monks (hence the name). These flowers bloom in July and August. Warning: Monkshood is traditionally known as Wolfbane, and this plant is highly poisonous. Do not attempt to ingest this plant. 

In Valdez, Monkshood can be found along Shoup Bay Trail. 

a monkshood flower

 

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