Family, Crowfoot. Color, blue. Sepals,
5, irregular; the upper shaped like a helmet or hood. Petals, 2, small, standing on long claws, hidden under the hood of the sepal. Pistils, 3 to 5. Leaves, with petioles, 3 to 5-lobed, the divisions coarsely toothed. Summer.
The singular flowers are showy, the "helmet" being prominent, obtusely rounded above. They hang loosely from the summit of weak, often climbing stems. The plant loves the banks of small streams. Mountains of Virginia northward to New Jersey. The aconitum of our pharmacies is A. napellns. All the species are highly poisonous.
Family, Poppy. Color, white or blue. (See White Flowers, p. 75.)