Calflora
Taxon  Report   88    
Aconitum columbianum  Nutt.
Columbian monkshood,  Monkshood
Aconitum columbianum
© 2001 James B. Gratiot
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Aconitum columbianum
© 2012 Ron Wolf
Aconitum columbianum
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Aconitum columbianum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Aconitum columbianum
© 2012 Ron Wolf
Family: RANUNCULACEAE  
Genus: Aconitum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
More information about  Aconitum columbianum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ACCO4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 13, 2018).

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