I took this shot of a lovely pink foxglove plant in June 2012. If you like the image – please, take it! Use it on your blog, in your book, on social media – all I ask is that you give credit to this blog (toperfectlaughter.wordpress.com) and thus help me reach my goal of becoming a nurse.
The foxglove comes from a genus of plants called digitalis, meaning “finger-like.” It’s most prevalent in Western Europe and Asia but can be found occasionally in North America. Foxglove was once thought to have medicinal use and a drug derived from it, Digitalin, is sometimes (but decreasingly) used to treat congestive heart failure. In the wild, foxglove is highly toxic and should not be eaten.
Camera: Nikon D40, f5.3, 1/320 ISO 200.