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Digitalis purpurea (Common foxglove)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Plantaginaceae

Native to the Mediterranean region. Widely cultivated as a garden flower, including in southern Africa. It is a rare escape in Zimbabwe, escaping from gardens. There is a wide variety of cultivars.

Digitalis purpurea 'Camelot Mix', New York Botanical Gardens. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

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