Saturday, 13 April 2019

Monk's-hood


Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

At nearly 2000 metres I encountered Monk's-hood Aconitum napellus growing alongside other wild flowers in Switzerland. This attractive plant is rather toxic, not just if you ingest bits of it, but even if you touch it. It can make your skin tingle and upset your heart rhythm, so be careful of it if you have adopted it into your garden.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.



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2 comments:

  1. Interesting info, I must remember not to touch it if I should be lucky enough to the these flowers. Happy weekend, Diane

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    1. I had them in the garden in London and I must admit never noticed any ill effects from touching them.

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