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Foxglove
Family Scrophulariaceae
Name Digitalis
Common Name Foxglove
Featured Plant January 2006
Etymology
Digitalis From Latin digit meaning fingers, referring to the shape of the flowers that resemble a thimble (that fits over a finger).

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Foxglove
Strawberry Foxglove
  See also:  Ornamentals, Culture / Germination
  Buy seeds:  Seeds - Annuals, Biennials and Perennials

Foxglove grows a clump of leaves and is normally only about 20cm tall but in Spring, it sends up a tall flowering spike, over 1.5m tall and full of bell shaped flowers. Each flower has markings to guide landing bees - similar to those in an airport that guide landing aircraft. Plants are variable and some have flowers that are of different shades. Easy to grow.

Warning: All parts of the plant are poisonous. Foxgloves contain a cocktail of toxins, chief among them is digoxin, a heart stimulant when used in the correct amount, an overdose may lead to heart attack.

 Foxglove


Apricot
Name Digitalis purpurea
Etymology
purpurea From Latin purpurea meaning purple, referring to the common colour of the flowers.



Apricot

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Apricot

Purple

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White

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Flower spike bud

Apricot Spike

Wild Foxgloves

Wild foxgloves growing with lupins at Cascade Creek.

 Strawberry Foxglove


Strawberry
Name Digitalis mertonensis
Common Name Strawberry Foxglove
Etymology
mertonensis Named after Merton Garden, in Oxford, UK.



Strawberry

Strawberry

Strawberry

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