Monkshood

Monkshood

plants

Alternate names

wolfsbane, friars cap, Acontium

Toxicity to pets

Monkshood is a beautiful, flowering plant that is commonly also known as the wolfsbane and friar’s cap plant. This species of plant contains aconitine and diterpene alkaloids that effect nerve and muscle cells. When ingested, it can cause poisoning in many species (including humans!), resulting in weakness, heart arrhythmias, paralysis, tremors and seizures.

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The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.