Aconitum napellus
The most poisonous plant in Europe

Welcome to my webpage!

This website is entirely dedicated to information on the amazing species Aconitum napellus, more commonly known as monkshood.

 Browse through the site to learn about everything from this flower, from its common reproductive practices to  the type of poison it produces and what makes it so toxic.

The menu for navigating through the site can be found to the right. For a brief synopsis of what can be found on each page look below. Please take the time to look around, and I hope you find this website to be both a fun and educational way to learn more about this unique and beautiful organism!


In the Adaptation page I explain many of the different morphological and physiological adaptations that A. napellus has made to help make it the successful organism it is today. To go to that page click here.

In the Classification page I show and explain the relationships A. napellus has with different organisms. Comparisons are made to help explain the distance of relationships, and to read more click here.

In the About the Author page you can learn more about me! It explains my love for science and also what got me interested in this organism in the first place. Here is a link to that page.

In the Interesting Facts page I tell some interesting information about A. napellus that you may not have heard before. To read some of these facts click here.

In the Habitat page the different locations and preferences of A. napellus are discussed. It also covers some of the other organisms that can be found in the same ecosystem as this flower. To read more on this topic click here.

The Interactions page  focuses on the different relationships A. napellus has with other organisms, such as its pollinators and parasites. To learn more about this click here.

The Nutrition page talks about the way that plants obtain, transport, and use their food. The primary mechanism of this, photosynthesis, is explained in very general terms. To read more about this click here.

The Poison page focuses entirely on the poisonous properties of this plant. To learn more about what type of poison A. napellus actually uses and the effects it can have click here.

The Reproduction page explains the primary ways that A. napellus creates new organisms. The main mechanism, double fertilization, is also explained in more detail. To hear more click here.

The Medicinal Uses page talks about the different ways in which A. napellus is used as an herbal medicine. It explains problems the plant is able to help with, along with saying how it is able to do this. To go to this page click here.

Lastly, the References page lists the different sources I went to for information in case you want to go and look at them too! To see these click here.

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