samedi 19 mai 2018

For life or death

digitalis purpurea

Digitalis purpurea (foxglove, common foxglove, purple foxglove or lady's glove) is an herbaceous biennial
This plant likes sun/shadow and acid soils. It is native and widespread throughout most of temperate Europe, it is also naturalised in parts of North America and some other temperate regions.
Due to the presence of the cardiac glycoside digitoxin, the leaves, flowers and seeds of this plant are all poisonous to humans and some animals and can be fatal if ingested. But it is the original source of the heart medicine digoxin (also called digitalis or digitalin).

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