Herb latin name: Aconitum delphinifolium
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Medicinal use of Aconitum delphinifolium:The Salishan used Aconitum delphiniifolium for unspecified medicinal purposes.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Meadows, along creeks, thickets, woods, rocky slopes, and alpine tundra from sea level to altitudes of 1700 metres.
Other uses of Aconitum delphinifolium:The seed is used as a parasiticide.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. The seed can be stratified and sown in spring but will then be slow to germinate. 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. 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.
Cultivation of Aconitum delphinifolium:Meadows, along creeks, thickets, woods, rocky slopes, and alpine tundra from sea level to altitudes of 1700 metres.
Known hazards of Aconitum delphinifolium:The whole plant is highly toxic - simple skin contact has caused numbness in some people.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.