figwort

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figwort

Herbal medicine
A perennial shrub that contains flavonoids, resin and saponins, which is used topically for haemorrhoids, ulcers and wounds; it was formerly administered internally for tuberculosis and lymph node swelling.
 
Toxic effects
Figwort should not be used internally, given its intense purgative, emetic and cardioactive properties.
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The interaction between pollinator size and the bristle staminode of Penstemon digitalis (Scrophulariaceae).
V axillare was picked from Lishui in Zhejiang province of China, which was identified as Scrophulariaceae, V!
Of the 1441 native plant species (including micro-species) growing in Estonia 24.6% belong to the family Asteraceae, followed by Cyperaceae with 6.6%, Poaceae 6.4%, Rosaceae 6.2%, Fabaceae 4.1%, Caryophyllaceae 3.5%, Brassicaceae 3.3%, and Scrophulariaceae 3.3% (Kukk, 1999).
-- Scrophulariaceae Buddleja coriacea Remy -- Solanum acaule Bitter Solanaceae Solanum bukasovii Juz.
Phytochemical investigation resulted in the isolation of a rare naturally-occurring lignan glycoside, namely pinoresinol-4-0-(6"-0-(E)-feruloyl]-[beta]-D-glucopyranoside for the first time from the Scrophulariaceae in addition to 12 known compounds.
Rest 34% Poaceae 14% Asteraceae 13% Fabaceae 12% Amaranthaceae 6% Brassicaceae 5% Boraginaceae 4% Capparaceae 3% convolvulaceae 3% Zygophyllaceae 3% Scrophulariaceae 3% Fig.
El muestreo se realizo en plantas en floracion, de las que se identificaron 21 familias que fueron visitadas por abejas, entre las que destacaron por la abundancia de estas fueron Scrophulariaceae (N = 158), Asteraceae y Fabaceae (ambas con N = 114).
# Settlements Railways Highways 1 Asteraceae Asteraceae Asteraceae 2 Poaceae Poaceae Fabacea 3 Lamiaceae Fabaceae Poacea 4 Rosaceae Rosaceae Rosacea 5 Brassicaceae Caryophillaceae Brassicaceae 6 Fabaceae Lamiaceae Caryophillaceae 7 Apiaceae Brassicaceae Lamiaceae 8 Scrophulariaceae Scrophulariaceae Scrophulariaceae
The whole family to which penstemon belong - scrophulariaceae - seem to be anathema to slugs.