The deep blue to purple blossoms of Monkshood (aconitum columbianum) are interesting and beautiful; however, all parts of this plant are quite deadly so be sure to admire them from afar. The tall, spindly plant, a member of the buttercup family, can be found rooted in wet areas in the montane to alpine zones of Colorado and several other western states.

Monkshood can also occasionally be found with creamy white flowers.

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