Originates from western and central Europe and Asia, and belong to the buttercup family. The name is derived from the Greek name for the plant, “Akoniton”. Greeks used it to poison wolves and other wild animals. Because of its intense color, it contrasts well with other bright colored flowers. It comes in shades of blue, deep blue and purple. It has flowers with high hoods on long spikes. All parts of this flower are poisonous and should be handles with care. Always wash your hands after touching.