Alaskan Monkshood is a compact plant of about 3′. The flowers are an intense purplish blue to indigo that sprout from upright spikes. The flowers are unique with an upper helmet-like hood that covers a lower leaflike flower – thus the impression of a hooded monk. The leaves are dark green and deeply lobed and divided. The entire plant is highly toxic so steer clear. Blooming Time: June and Early July.