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Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis purpurea L.

 

Common Foxglove

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyPlantaginaceaePlantains
GenusDigitalisFrom the Latin for finger, because of the corolla shape
SpeciespurpureaPurple

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Digitalis purpurea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 27 Mar 2012.

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Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove)

9/1/2007 · Mt. St. Helens, WA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove)

9/1/2007 · Mt. St. Helens, WA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove)

7/14/2012 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm)

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