Digitalis purpurea L.
FamilyScrophulariaceae — APG family: Plantaginaceae
Common namefoxglove
DescriptionStem tall, puberulent above; rosette leaves ovate to lanceolate, crenate, witl winged petiole; racemes many-flowéred; pedicels tomentose, longer than calyx, lower sepals ovate, the upper lanceolate, acute; corolla ciliated, 4-5 cm long, pinkish to purple with purple spots, pubescent within; stamens and style included; capsule ovate, longer than calyx. -
EcologyOccasionally escaped from cultivation. Described from southern Europe.
UsesContains digitalin, often prescribed as a heart stimulant.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.