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Friday Fabulous Flower - Better late than never

To put the final touch on what has been a tough year, here's a Friday Fabulous Flower, only one day late, which have been in short supply the past few weeks.  What's interesting with monk's hood or wolf bane (Aconitum) is that while it is almost always the last species to flower each season, this year it waited until October 26th to flower.  In fact sometimes you almost forget monk's hood is around as it hangs out in the rear of the semi-shady margins of our gardens.  It's a great looking plant in flower and a member of the buttercup family.  Now that the season is really over, we'll have to recap the garden flowering log and see how flowering went this year overall. 

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