Digitalis obscura L. (Black snapdragon)

Black snapdragon


Digitalis obscura

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Digitalis obscura L. – (Black snapdragon)

Perennial shrub of the Figwort Family –Scrophulariaceae– up to 60cm. Glabrous stems, erect with little leaves below, more dense above. Bright leaves, lanceolate, acute and coriaceous. Flowers gathered in racemes placed at the same side of the floral axis., dark orange, with spots inside and with hairy margin, from 2 to 3 cm long. The fruit is a capsule, longer than the calyx. In dry rocky places.

Study of plants Cultivation details Poisonous plant. See medicinal properties.

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20 November, 2020

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