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What is monkshood?


The unusual purple blooms of monkshood grace our gardens from August through October. These plants prefer low woodland areas and damp slopes. They are a good addition to many shade gardens. The entire plant is poisonous and is used to treat sciatica and neuralgia. Monkshood should not be used unless you are under the strict supervision of a physician. This plant is a perennial and will not produce blooms until the second year.



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