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Digitalis Purpurea

Digitalis purpurea is a flowering plant native to most of Europe and at this reason in my garden too.

The flowers are typically purple but some plants, especially those under cultivation, may be pink, rose, yellow, or white.

The flowering period is summer.

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 eaten.

But I promise I will not eat any part of this wonderful plant, I am only fond of its beauty. :-))


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Taken on July 7, 2011