Aconitum lycoctonum Linn. Ranunculaceae. Wolfsbane.
Middle and northern Europe. The root is collected in Lapland and boiled for food. This species, says Masters in the Treasury of Botany, does not possess such virulent properties as others.
Aconitum napellus Linn. Aconite. Bear's-Foot. Friar's-Cap. Helmet-Flower. Luckie's Mutch. Monkshood. Soldier's-Cap. Turk's-Cap.
Northern temperate regions. Cultivated in gardens for its flowers. A narcotic poison, aconite, is the product of this species and the plant is given by the Shakers of America as a medicinal herb. In Kunawar, however, the tubers are eaten as a tonic.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.