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Foxglove
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Plantaginaceae (form. Scrophulariaceae)
Genus :
Digitalis
Species :
purpurea
COMMON NAMES
Deadmen's Bells; Witch's Bells; digitalis
USES
Used in modern heart medications; Traditionally used to treat epilepsy
DESCRIPTION
A biennial herb with a rosette of large, low-lying leaves in its first year; in the second year, stems grow 2-5 feet tall and the hairy leaves separate in height. Spires of white, lavender or red tubular, bell-shaped, spotted, hanging flowers grow from 1.5-3 inches long.
BASICS EFFECTS IMAGES HEALTH LAW DOSE CHEMISTRY