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Jarilo- Slavic myth: god of vegetation, fertility, and springtime. he was stolen from his father Perun by Veles, god of the underworld. when Jarilo returned, it marked the beginning of spring.

Jarilo - Slavic myth: god of vegetation, fertility, and springtime. he was stolen from his father Perun by Veles, god of the underworld. when Jarilo returned, it marked the beginning of spring.

Aconitum napellus is the species name sake. During the ancient Roman period of European history, the plant was often used to eliminate criminals and enemies. By the end of the period it was banned and anyone growing A. napellus could have been legally sentenced to death! Expect violet-blue flowers and some self-seeding compared to specific cultivars from the species!

Aconitum is also known as monkshood and devil’s helmet due to its resemblance to a drawn hood, and is known by some as wolfsbane, because its poison is so toxic that it was once used to kill wolves.