TITLE

Foxgloves -- simply bewitching

AUTHOR(S)
Sutcliffe, Dave
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Australian Horticulture;Apr2009, Vol. 107 Issue 4, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the plant foxglove or Digitalis purpurea described as a mysterious and beautiful plant which is appreciated for its form and chemical makeup. It presents some of its common names including the Witches thimble, Fairies Petticoat and Blood flower. The toxin digitalin which is present in the foxglove is pointed out to strengthen and regulate the hearts muscles when taken in small quantities. It is described as a favorite in the Australian garden which is considered as a robust winter annual requiring little attention.
ACCESSION #
39463907

 

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