Aconitum tauricum

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Aconitum tauricum Wulfen

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial

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Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: clay - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales

Aconitum tauricum is a perennial.

Naming

Aconitum tauricum was described by Franz Xavier von Wulfen. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aconitum tauricum is a species in the genus Aconitum which contains approximately 383 to 521 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Aconitum napellus.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth.

Leaves

Aconitum tauricum is deciduous. The leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aconitum tauricum produces purple flowers.

The perennials carry black follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Aconitum tauricum is native to the eastern Alps and the Carpathian Mountains.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Aconitum tauricum is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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