Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2511

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in disturbed areas, bog margins, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish/ White
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Digitalis purpurea   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Digitalis purpurea +   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Foxglove, Digitalis, Purple Foxglove


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image of Digitalis purpurea

Keith Bradley    kab_d_purpurea_73324

May    Polk County    NC

In cultivation

Corolla 4-5.5cm long, lower median lobe only slightly longer than others, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Digitalis purpurea

Keith Bradley    kab_d_purpurea_73326

May    Polk County    NC

In cultivation

Plant conspicuously pubescent on stem and/or leaves. Corolla lacking a spur, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Digitalis purpurea

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org     bug_5386507

Month Unknown        

image of Digitalis purpurea

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org     bug_5386509

Month Unknown