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Last updated 7/6/2020 by David Giblin.
Digitalis purpurea L.[HC, HC2]
purple foxglove

Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 621-622. 1753.

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA17: "Digitalis purpurea was once used as a commercial source of digitalin, is widely cultivated, and has many cultivars. Some plants have been identified as European subspecies; all variability in the flora area appears to be from cultivars of subsp. purpurea. Digitalis √ómertonensis B. H. Buxton & C. D. Darlington (strawberry or giant foxglove) is a hybrid of D. purpurea with D. grandiflora that is sometimes cultivated."

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ssp. purpurea
purple foxglove
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