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Aconitum reclinatum A. Gray. White Monkshood, Trailing Wolfsbane, White Aconite. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Rich cove forests, particularly along brookbanks, in seepages, and in periglacial boulderfields with seepage, primarily over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite, metagabbro, or greenstone), rarely over sandstone or granitic rocks. Dist: A Southern and Central Appalachian endemic: sw. PA, w. VA and e. WV south to w. NC and ne. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Aconitum reclinatum is more restricted in distribution and habitat than A. uncinatum, but the two species sometimes occur together, even intertwined!

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA3, G, K1, K3, K4, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tn, Va, W, Hardin (1964b); ? Aconitum vaccarum Rydb.

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC

Heliophily ?: 2

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷


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