West Highland Flora

Foxglove


Digitalis purpurea

 

Digitalis purpurea

Photo Carl Farmer
Summer 1999 Staffin, Skye

Common in grassland, forestry rides, old walls, moorland and burnsides

Height c 75-150 cm.  Flowers c 4-5 cm in length

ID: Unmistakable.  Note specimens with white or pale flowers are often found.

Other features: Biennial.  Outside the growing season the rosettes of long shaggy leaves are very distinctive.


Photo Carl Farmer
20 Mar 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye
 

Small overwintering rosettes clinging to life on a rock face

 

Digitalis purpurea

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Jun 2003 Broadford, Skye


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