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Common foxglove


Common foxglove (Digitalis purpurea (Common foxglove))

always have taken these for granted but looking a little closer they have a lovely spotted throat that is quite delicate...



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amy
Amy
 

I love them and so do the bees ,they are growing everywhere in my garden this year .pink/ purple and white ones

13 Jun, 2012

 

I like them too but i always took them for granted, but as you say when the bees finished i took a pic of it and realised how nice they really are :-)

13 Jun, 2012

 

Oh that is gorgeous!

13 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Waddy :-)

13 Jun, 2012

 

A lovely Foxglove and increases rapidly (if you want it to)...:>)

13 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Motinot, I'm quite happy for it to do it's own thing there the bee's love it :-)

13 Jun, 2012

 

Amazing isn't it what we see when we take a closer look? Beautiful!

13 Jun, 2012

 

i agree Lil thanks :-)

13 Jun, 2012

 

gorgeous things - we have this type SL

13 Jun, 2012

 

I love them too! Good shOt!

13 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Paul :-)

Thanks Pixi :-)

14 Jun, 2012

 

Great shot and colours, SL. Wonderful detailed picture of a monster throat :)) But watch out if you have kids. The whole plant is toxic. It is also called Dead ManĀ“s Bells in English...
Sorry for this. Otherwise I agree, the plant is nice and your photo briliant.

16 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Kat :-)

16 Jun, 2012

 

Sorry for interrupting all that admiration...

16 Jun, 2012

 

They are lovely plants. I cut mine right down after flowering and get a second shorter flush usually. This genus provides the heart medication Digoxin I believe.

16 Jun, 2012

 

Yes, Homebird, you are right. But its therapeutic window is so narrow (amount of difference between toxic and therapeutic dose) that majoriry of herbalists do not use it in this indication, Just pharmaceutical industry.

17 Jun, 2012

 

yes that's right Hb, i usually cut it down to...

17 Jun, 2012



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