FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Foxglove Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove is a non-native biennial plant with soft, hairy, toothed, egg- and lance-shaped leaves. Leaves are gray-green and 4 to 12 inches wide. Flower spikes have purple to white spotted thimble- like flowers that droop from spikes near the top of the flowering stem and last about six days. All parts of the plant contain toxins that affect the heart. Ingestion can be fatal at any time during the life of the plant, however it is most toxic just before the seeds ripen. Symptoms include potentially fatal changes in heart rhythm and pulse, as well as nausea, vomiting diarrhea, headache, weakness, drowsiness, hallucinations and confusion.

Sara Schneidman Purple Foxglove Watercolor 12 x 12 $500


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