Scrophularia, or figwort (Scrophularia marilandica), contains a principle which has a digitalis-like action on the heart.
Fanning the air with gauzy wings, the honey bee comes for a feast on the flowers of the figwort.
The mother butterflies select as food plants for the larvae various members of either the plantain or figwort families.
Barrett states that he has found it at the flowers of figwort (Scrophularia aquatica).
One species, Vespa sylvestris, which seldom enters our houses, is very partial to the flowers of Scrophularia (figwort).