Convallaria majalis


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A perennial herb that contains asparagine, cardioactive glycosides—e.g., convalloside, gluconvalloside—flavonoids, and saponins; like foxglove, it was once used as a cardiotonic, diuretic and vasodilator
Toxicity Arrhythmias, confusion, hypertension, possibly death due to circulatory collapse; it is poisonous per the FDA

Convallaria majalis,

Convallaria majalis

a toxic plant of the family Liliaceae; contains cardiac glycosides; causes cardiomyopathy, sudden death, diarrhea. Called also lily-of-the-valley.
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SWEET MEMORIES: Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis, was my mother's favourite flower
We're offering a collection of 25 bulbs of the white-flowered lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis, for pounds 9.
There is only one species, Convallaria majalis - majalis means May-flowering - though it has produced several appealing variations.
Plants that immediately spring to mind include hostas, Crocus tommasinianus, Convallaria majalis (lily of the valley) and two evergreens: Asplenium scolopendrium (heart's tongue fern) and Iris foetidissima.