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Posted By: Rumncoke
26-Sep-13 - 05:52 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Wildwood Flower / I'll Twine 'Mid the ...
Subject: RE: Origins: Wildwood Flower / I'll Twine 'Mid the ...
the American Northern monkshood is Aconitum Noveboracense - sorry, I forgot to use an American species.

Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York are where it is found, but it is a threatened species due to its habitat being removed or polluted.

The European species was at one time widely used by florists as its colour was quite rare, and I'd be surprised if various Aconitum species were not grown to supply cut flowers in the 19th century. These days blue flowers are not so rare due to the work of plants men and scientists.