Aconitum reclinatum

A. Gray
Amer. J. Sci. Arts 42: 34. 1842.
Common names: Trailing wolfsbane
EndemicSelected by author to be illustrated
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Roots slender, elongate, fascicled. Stems erect, reclining or climbing, 6-25 dm. Cauline leaves: blade 3-7-divided with more than 4mm leaf tissue between deepest sinus and base of blade, 12-20 cm wide, segment margins cleft and toothed. Inflorescences open racemes or panicles. Flowers white to cream colored, 18-30 mm from tips of pendent sepals to top of hood; pendent sepals 7-10 mm; hood conic to nearly cylindric, 15-23 mm from receptacle to top of hood, 4-12 mm wide from receptacle to beak apex.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–summer (Jun–Sep).
Habitat: Shaded ravines of woods in mountains and upper piedmont
Elevation: to 1700 m


The only American species of Aconitum sect. Lycoctonum de Candolle, A. reclinatum exhibits elongate, fasciculate roots and the tall, conic-cylindric hood characteristic of that section.

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D. E. Brink +  and J. A. Woods +
A. Gray +
Trailing wolfsbane +
N.C. +, Pa. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
to 1700 m +
Shaded ravines of woods in mountains and upper piedmont +
Flowering late spring–summer (Jun–Sep). +
Amer. J. Sci. Arts +
Endemic +  and Selected by author to be illustrated +
Aconitum reclinatum +
Aconitum +
species +