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Thread #4074   Message #3561397
Posted By: Rumncoke
26-Sep-13 - 05:49 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Wildwood Flower / I'll Twine 'Mid the ...
Subject: RE: Origins: Wildwood Flower / I'll Twine 'Mid the ...
About the flower - no one seems to have mentioned the blue flowered aconitum napellus, or monkshood, wolfs bane, devils helmet etc.

The flower is an intense blue violet and the plant contains a deadly poison.

The root can be confused with horseradish (honest, officer) but an oily extract is warming to the skin and helps with joint pain - just don't have a cut or graze on the skin when applying it.

Aconitum so blue would fit very well.