aconite :

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  • n  any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers

  • One of the deadliest is aconite (a hundredth of a grain is a killing dose).
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  • Planting Bulbs Now Pays Big Dividends Later
    Every fall I plant 100 or more bulbs for spring enjoyment. I treat tulips as annuals, daffodils as workhorses, and snowdrops as the first harbingers of spring. This year I focused on the small bulbs: Scilla, specialty crocus, grape hyacinths and winter aconite.
    Oct. 9, 2013 - Valley News

  • John Henry in Jamaica Gleaner
    Professor Henry explained, "Aconite is a poison which stops the heart and other internal organs from working, causing the victim to die of asphyxiation. It works like cyanide. The poison gives the victim a sensation of ants crawling over the body....

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