Foxglove (digitalis pupurea) and Honey
Thought it was about time I dropped in and dropped off another oddball question for the forum to chew on.
Do we have any botanists on the list?
I'm considering adding a few Foxglove and Great Blue Lobelia plants to our English Garden in the front of the house, but both are toxic to humans; especially Foxglove.
I'd like to know:
a) Are the toxins present in the nectar of these flowers?
b) There are rumours about that claim that the girls somehow 'process' the toxins out of the nectar of human-poisonous flowers when making honey. Is there any truth to this?
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