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Digitalis Purpurea

Video in Italian | The evil and poisonous plant, the symbol of crime and sin

So dangerous and mysterious as to unleash the imagination of countless writers, poets and novelists, this flower also inspired late 1800s Italian poet Giovanni Pascoli, who wrote a poem about two novices, Maria and Rachele, who fear and admire the poisonous flower thus risking their lives:

“… The flower has like a honey
that intoxicates the air; its vapor that wets
the soul of a sweet and cruel oblivion. "

The #LiteraryGardens with Gabriele Morandi deal with such an innocent and evil flower.


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