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Digitalis lanata



Digitalis lanata

Digitalis lanata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Digitalis
Species: D. lanata
Binomial name
Digitalis lanata

Digitalis lanata (also Woolly Foxglove or Grecian Foxglove[1]) is a species of foxglove that grows in Eastern Europe. Digitalus lanata, like some other foxglove species, is highly toxic in all parts of the plant. It is in leaf all year, in flower in June and July, and the seeds ripen in early-mid September. The flowers are hermaphroditic (having both male and female organs). The flowers are pollinated by bees.

Additional recommended knowledge

The plant commonly grows from 0.3 to 0.6 meters in height, or about 13 to 26 inches.

Commercial uses

Digoxin, a drug which is used to treat some heart conditions, is extracted from the leaves of Digitalis lanata.[2] [3]

Notes

  1. ^ Wyk, Van, Ben-Erik and Michael Wink. Medicinal Plants of the World. City: Timber Press (OR), 2004.
  2. ^ Niazi, Sarfaraz. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Formulations: Compressed Solid Products. Boca Raton: CRC, 2004.
  3. ^ Digoxin comes from Digitalis lanata. Hollman A. BMJ 1996;312:912. Online version accessed 18 November 2006.
 
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