Aconite Wolfsbane Flower Meaning

Aconite, also known as Wolfsbane or Winter Aconite, means Misanthropy. In starting this project I have been very surprised how many flowers mean negative things. I guess since flowers represent beauty I assumed they all would have pleasant meanings, but as language goes there is bad with the good. These are wildflowers that are related to buttercups, they are poisonous plants, and they bloom in January. From Greek and Roman mythology Medea tried to kill Theseus by poisoning him after putting Aconite in his wine. Cicely Mary Barker also has a very charming illustration of an Aconite fairy.


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