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Foxglove - Digitalis

"The Foxglove derives its common name from the shape of the flowers resembling the finger of a glove. It was originally Folksglove - the glove of the 'good folk' or fairies, whose favourite haunts were supposed to be in the deep hollows and woody dells, where the Foxglove delights to grow."

Parts of this plant have been used for centuries to make various medicines including one to treat heart problems.

Caution: This plant is poisonous!

The blossoms of this plant attract many insects including bees.

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