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 ×mertonensis B. H. Buxton & C. D. Darlington (strawberry or giant foxglove) is a hybrid of D. purpurea with D. grandiflora that is sometimes cultivated."