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Common Foxglove / Roter Fingerhut

Digitalis purpurea


Seen on top of the Brocken (1,141 m / 3,743 ft)


Foxglove leaves, flowers and seeds contain Digitoxin, a cardiac glycoside still used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia, It's highly toxic, symptoms of poisoning (eating the plant parts as well as taking too much of the heart medication) are anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, visual disturbances, and cardiac arrhythmias.

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Ursula Fricke
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Ursula Fricke

Wernigerode, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

Spotted on Sep 25, 2009
Submitted on May 22, 2013

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