Sunday, July 20, 2008

Poison packed in an Angel's Dress...

Who would ever assume that these beautiful blooms are deadly poison? But also used for healing. Don't plant them when you have kids... they contain several poisonous substances such as Digitoxines, Gitaloxines, Gitarines, Digitalines and Gitoxines.

"Digitalis purpurea alba"(Plantaginaceae)
thimble, folks glove, Fingerhut

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