Where is it known as Aconite??

"For your information, Potter, asphodel and wormwood make a sleeping potion so powerful it is known as the Draught of Living Death. A bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons. As for monkshood and wolfsbane, they are the same plant, which also goes by the name of aconite."
—Severus Snape during Harry's first Potions class in 1991.[src]
--BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 13:46, January 28, 2011 (UTC)

Move to Wolfsbane?

1) Pottermore uses that name over aconite. Not sure what term the video games prefer to use, but I'm fairly certain Pottermore is a higher level of canon regardless.
2) The potion it is a main constituent of is called the Wolfsbane Potion, not the Aconite Potion.
3) Of the three names, I'd think wolfsbane is the most common. I know I'd never heard "aconite" or "monkshood" before Harry Potter.

The only reason I can think why it is at this title is because the genus is Aconitum, but the "real" name of the plant shouldn't have any bearing on its HP counterpart. 1337star 00:45, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

I know this is a slightly old discussion, but as the news article I added today shows, amongst British gardeners "monkshood" is probably the most common term. I remember thinking when that story broke, "obviously nobody in that parks department is a Harry Potter fan". — RobertATfm (talk) 12:40, July 23, 2013 (UTC)


The Danish version of the first book add to Snape's line that aconite keep vampire's away. Should this be considered an addition or a mistake? I'm asking because the French "Tales of Beedle the Bard" add some stuff not written in the English version, which is considered canon. --DCLM (talk) 11:54, July 23, 2013 (UTC)