Digitalis purpurea L. (Foxglove)

Foxglove

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Digitalis purpurea

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Digitalis purpurea L. – (Foxglove)

Perennial shrub of the Figwort Family –Scrophulariaceae– up to 1,8 m. Glabrous stems, erect. Bright leaves, lanceolate, with winged stem, downy below. Tubular flowers in racemes, redish, purple or white, with clear spots inside, till 5 cm long. The fruit is a capsule. By the mountain woods, also as a cultivated flower in gardens.

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

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