Aconitum uncinatum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRanunculaceae
Family (Traditional)Ranunculaceae
GenusAconitum
Species:Aconitum uncinatum L.
Common NameSouthern Blue Monkshood
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BFM; Natural Area Presence: FCFSP; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LULA; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Blue; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Follicle; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 13+
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[S3?] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Knox (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), McCreary (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cumberland (TN), Greene (TN), Hickman (TN), Knox (TN), Monroe (TN), Pickett (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Sevier (TN), Union (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, UCHT, BEREA, TENN, ETSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1891 - 1986

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100597218 Laurel Kentucky Rob Jacobs
EKY
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097046 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097043 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097059 Union Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097057 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097056 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097049 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
APSC0045397 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Aconitum uncinatum
APSC0104668 Knox Kentucky
APSC
Aconitum uncinatum
APSC0050016 Bledsoe Tennessee
APSC
Aconitum uncinatum
HTTU025491 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097052 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097047 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0210092 Polk Tennessee 15 Jul 1891 A. Gattinger
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097042 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097054 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097053 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097050 Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
APSC0091724 Knox Kentucky
APSC
Aconitum uncinatum
N/A Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aconitum uncinatum
ETSU024906 Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aconitum uncinatum
ETSU035130 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Aconitum uncinatum
BEREA019068 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Aconitum uncinatum
BEREA019067 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097058 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097051 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097048 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097040 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097055 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
APSC0069537 McCreary Kentucky 17 May 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Aconitum uncinatum
HTTU022678 Tennessee
HTTU
Aconitum uncinatum
ETSU030737 Greene Tennessee
ETSU
Aconitum uncinatum
31234100719713 Lewis Kentucky Loy R. Phillippe
EKY
Aconitum uncinatum
N/A Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0210548 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097044 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097041 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097039 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
TENN-V-0097045 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Aconitum uncinatum
UCHT011873 Tennessee
UCHT
Aconitum uncinatum
APSC0006596 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Aconitum uncinatum
APSC0006597 Hickman Tennessee
APSC
Aconitum uncinatum
ETSU035131 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Aconitum uncinatum
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Aconitum uncinatum - Shawn Krosnick
Aconitum uncinatum - Shawn Krosnick