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Foxglove (Digitalis pupurea)

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Synonym(s): D. la natra, D. lutea


Introduction

  • Foxglove Foxglove (Digitalis pupurea) is a member of the figwort family.
  • Found in open, moist pastures, clearings, footpaths and along forest edges.
  • Grow up to 1.5 m in height.
  • Leaves: oval-lanceolate.
  • Flowers: pink, characteristic bell-shape flowering from June-August.

Geographical distribution

  • Worldwide.

Toxicity

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Clinical signs

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Allison K (1999) A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses. J A Allen & Co Ltd. ISBN 0851316980.
  • Burrows G E & Tyrl R J (2001) Toxic Plants of North America. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa.
  • Allison K & Day C (1997) A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses. British Association of Holistic Nutrition and Medicine.
  • Cooper M R & Johnson A W (1998) Poisonous Plants and Fungi - An Illustrated Guide.The Stationery Office. ISBN 0112429815.

Refereed papers

Organization(s)

  • Cornell University - Poisonous Plants Informational Database. Website: www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants.
  • ToxicologyOnline.com. Website: www.toxonline.com.
  • Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS), London Center, Medical Toxicology Unit, Avonley Road, London SE14 5ER, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7635 9195; Fax: +44 (0)20 7771 5309.
  • Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS), Leeds Center, The General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK. Tel: +44 (0)113 245 0530; Fax: +44 (0)113 244 5849.

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