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Aconitum delphiniifolium DC.

19 photos.
A species with a blue hooded blossom and palmatifid leaves known as "larkspurleaf monkshood" or
"northern monkshood".  "wolfsbane",  "leopard's bane", "women's bane" "devil's helmet" or "blue rocket"
could be substituted for "monkshood" as these are common terms for species in the genus.

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 821196

1.  Early July.  Several plants among the grass with Solidago multiradiata.








2.  Early July.  A branched stem with several
blossoms and buds at the tip.  Note the
buds at various stages on the branch
arising from a leaflike bract.

3.  Late June.  Branched stem at an
earlier stage.  The upper bracts are linear and
those at the tip of the stem arise beyond
the base of the pedicel.

4.  Late June. A stem with blossoms below
and green buds above.

5.  Late June. Blossoms with palmatifid bracts,
linear bracts and bractlets.

6.  Early July.  Close-up side view of
a blossom.

7.  Early July.  Looking down the throat
of a blossom.

8.  Late June.  Blossom arising from a palmatifid

9.  Late June.  Leaves near the bottom
of the plant.

10.  Late June.  Close-up of branching.

11.  Mid-June  Upper part of a plant in seed
With the lower part of the plant still in bloom

12.  Early July.  A group of plants in bloom with
Epilobium angustifolium and Artemisia tilesii.

13.  Early July.  A few plants with Solidago
and Artemisia arctica.

14.  July 11, 2009.  View of blossoms before the
calyx develops its purple color.

15. July 29, 2009.  Plant with both blossoms
and seed pods (follicles).

16.  July 29, 2009.  Upper section of
a stem showing follicles at different stages.

17. July 29, 2009.  Close-up of follicles.  The
number of follicles per pedicel varies from
3 to 8 rather than 3 to 5 as listed in some

18. July 29, 2009.  Two pedicels with

19.  July 29, 2009.  Blossom with the calyx
removed showing the petals and the stamens
below in the blurry region.

Photos 1 and 13 taken just west of
Twelvemile Summit.
65° 23.7' N, 145° 59.1' W
Elev. 3050 ft.

Photos 2, 6, 7 and 12 taken on Mastodon
Creek opposite Forty-two Gulch.
65°  26.9' N,   145°  19.0' W
Elev. 2800 ft.

Photos 3-5 and 9-10 taken on a mountain top
2 miles southeast of Portage Summit.
65° 24.855' N,  144° 41.192' W
Elev. 2950 ft.

Photo 8 taken on Eagle Summit
at the Pinnell trailhead road.
65° 29.03' N, 145° 24.52' W
Elev. 3600 ft.

Photo 11 taken 4 miles southeast
of Portage Summit.
65° 24.34' N,  144° 36.74' W
Elev. 3000 ft.

Photo 14 taken in a ravine west of
Twelvemile Summit.
65° 23.6' N, 145° 58.8' W
Elev. 2950 ft.

Photos 15-19 taken at 0.6 mile
Pinnell Mountain trail.
Latitude: N 65° 29' 1.002"
Longitude: W 145° 25' 41.65"
Altitude: 1170.58 m.