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Old 07-06-2018, 05:57 PM   #31
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I think you are right Alan. It was definitely digitalis as I had only known them as foxgloves and there was a panic in the house as a child. Also a tree beginning with L I think was poisonous and my dad chopped it down. Deadly nightshade is that another one?
I loved the whole don't pick dandelions you will wet the bed !!! of course they are a big diuretic in drug manufacturing which is why people wet the bed ! brilliant UK weeds !
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:11 PM   #32
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Think the one beginning with L could be Laburnum and goodness they look spectacular this year just admire them from afar.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:00 PM   #33
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Its the leaves of fox gloves that makes digoxin. A drug to slow and steady the heart.

It is the laburnum seeds that are poisonous. Unfortunately they are attractive and children just love to eat them! Fortunately enforced vomiting does the trick and usually solves the problem!

Yes I remember the one about dandelions and wetting the bed, but didn't realise they were a diuretic.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:29 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by emma_mcraf View Post
Here it is with flowers. Are we all thinking Mallow?

Also had this one open up. I'm pretty certain it's foxglove and needs replanting elsewhere.
So pretty but so toxic.

Top picture is Lavetera (sp) my tortoises love it:0)
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:16 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by sandy View Post
Top picture is Lavetera (sp) my tortoises love it:0)
Thanks Sandy. I sowed Lavatera seeds last year but they didn’t really do much, plus in a completely different area to where this popped up. Hopefully a few more ‘windblown’ seeds will pop up elsewhere.
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