Anthophora bee upside down in Digitalis lanata flower

Digitalis lanata Ehrh. Scrophulariaceae Woolly or Grecian foxglove. Distribution: Eastern Europe. It contains large amounts of cardiac glycosides, such as Digoxin, which are used to treat heart failure by increasing the force of contraction of the heart. Digoxin is now made synthetically and the plant is no longer used. Cardiac glycosides are very toxic and the difference between the therapeutic a…