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Scientific Name: Digitalis purpurea
Pronunciation: didge-ih-TAL-is pur-PUR-ee-uh
Common Name: foxglove
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Plant Type: Biennial, Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, ovate to lanceolate or elliptical, margins scalloped; florets on long racemes all summer long; capsules may form near peduncle while new flower buds open at tip.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Medicinal plant, Perennial border, Woodland margin (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google. Sterile hybrids exist such as Google.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Lanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Spike-like, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul, Aug

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant
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