Montag, 8. Juni 2015

The Beauty of Purple flowers - Die Farbe Lila - Blumen und Blüten

Red Foxglove /Roter Fingerhut (Digitalis purpurea)
The foxgloves (Digitalis) is a genus of the family Plantain Family (Plantaginaceae). The botanical name is derived from Latin. Digitus for "finger". In Europe, domestic Digitalis species Grecian Foxglove and Foxglove are cultivated for the production of cardiac glycosides. There are about 40 different anthranoids been identified in the genus Digitalis.



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In Europe, domestic Digitalis species Grecian Foxglove and Foxglove are cultivated for the production of cardiac glycosides. There are about 40 different anthranoids been identified in the genus Digitalis
In Europe, domestic Digitalis species Grecian Foxglove and Foxglove are cultivated for the production of cardiac glycosides. There are about 40 different anthranoids been identified in the genus Digitalis. The Digitalis is highly poisonous. A group of medicines extracted from foxglove plants are called digitalin (‚Cardiac‘ and ‚Glycoside‘ informations on wikipedia).

it seems quite probable that the shape of the flowers suggested the idea of a glove, and that associated with the name of the botanist Fuchs, who first gave it a botanical name, may have been easily corrupted into foxglove. It happens, moreover, the name foxglove is a very ancient one and exists in a list of plants as old as the time of Edward III. The "folks" of our ancestors were the fairies and nothing is more likely than that the pretty coloured bells of the plant would be designated "folksgloves", afterwards, "foxglove". In Wales it is declared to be a favourite lurking-place of the fairies, who are said to occasion a snapping sound when children, holding one end of the digitalis bell, suddenly strike the other on the hand to hear the clap of fairy thunder, with which the indignant fairy makes her escape from her injured retreat. In south of Scotland it is called "bloody fingers" more northward, "deadman's bells" whilst in Wales it is known as "fairy-folks-fingers" or "lambs-tongue-leaves".
(information from wikipedia)

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