Another TV plant error. During Endeavour, the prequel to Morse, somebody mentioned that a person had been killed using digitoxin. ‘Ah. belladonna’, somebody else said.
Wrong. Digitoxin, hardly surprisingly, derives from Digitalis, the foxglove. Belladonna is used to extract atropine.
Who pays the researchers for these programmes? I am available if they need somebody to do the job properly.
So for those of you who do not know the difference:
Be warned. Both plants are capable of killing you!
Foxglove:- Digitalis purpurea
Belladonna – Atropa belladonna