Scrophularia (Penstemon family)

SCROPHULARIA
(Penstemon family)
A.K.A.
Digitalis, Figwort, Globemallow, Verbena, Lantana, Desert Marigold, Mexican Gold Poppy,
Summer Poppy, Desert Senna, Red Sage, Yellow Sage, Bahia, Bearded Tongues,
Indian Paintbrushes, Wyoming Kitten-tails, Toad Flax, Lousewo
rt, Blue-eyed Mary,
Speedwells, Yellow Owl-clover, Monkey-flowers 

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The plants leaves are opposite, Partly tube-shaped or sometimes whorled, and are simple to pinnately divided. The fruit type is usually a 2-chambered capsule. The most distinctive feature is the prominent Staminode which can be a variety of forms depending on the different species; typically they are a long straight filament extending to the mouth of the corolla. Some are longer and hairy which gives the appearance of an open mouth with a fuzzy tongue.
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Distribution:
There are roughly 2800 species or 200 genera of Scrophulariaceae distributed worldwide and many grow in North American and East Asia.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
Pentacyclic triterpenoids

Clinical Symptoms:
Vomiting, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness. Liver failure – more common in livestock.

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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