Photos of Digitalis lanata, Grecian Foxglove, Woolly Foxglove.

Digitalis lanata, Grecian Foxglove, Woolly Foxglove, formerly a member of the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae, now placed in the plantain family, Plantaginaceae, is naturalized in the Northeastern United States, but hails from South and Central Europe, Greece, and the Danube region. Used as a commercial source of cardioactive digoxins, and lanatoside. This species along with Digitalis purpurea have been used since the late 1700s as a cardiac stimulant for cardiac insufficiency and rhythm abnormalities. The purified digoxins are used in highly controlled dosages, either orally or as injections in conventional medicinal. The herb itself is no longer used as a crude drug as the therapeutic and toxic dosages are very close quantitatively and can lead to life-threatening symptoms. Considered a poisonous plant. The first four images are of Digitalis lanata subsp. trojana, also known as Digitalis trojana.

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