Foxglove Flower

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a short-lived perennial or biennial Western European plant from the Plantaginaceae family (plantain).

Foxglove Flowers

The genus Digitalis includes around 20 species[1] of herb plants. Also commonly known as lady’s gloves, fairy bells, fairy gloves, purple Foxglove, or many other things, this plant is widespread outside of its area of ​​origin, usually near roads.

Digitalis Purpurea

In the first year, Foxglove only produces a basal rosette of bright green elongated leaves from seeds. In the second year, the flowers are borne in terminal, one-sided clusters, on 2 to 4′ high leaf spirals (rarely 5′), which extend from the center of the basal rosettes.

Fairy Bells

Pendent, 2-3″ long, funnel-shaped, tubular, purple to dark rose-pink (often white) flowers with white and purple spots inside are tightly bunched along with each spike.

Fairy Gloves

Individual flowers look like fingers clipped from a glove, hence the name foxglove.

Purple Foxglove

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Key References
  • [1]“Common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea – Wisconsin Horticulture”. Accessed November 09, 2021. Link.


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