Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove
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Cluster of plants
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Foxglove late blooms
Late season flowers

The Foxglove is an invasive species that grows prolifically in logged off areas in western Oregon and Washington. While the source of the heart medicine, digitalis, it is also poisonous for the very same reason. Most are purple as shown, but this varies with area. There are also white ones, and occasionally crosses that are a very pale pink. Locally the bright pink dominate heavily, but I have seen other areas where the white flowered ones are at least the majority.

Foxglove seems to do well in dryer areas ranging from open sunny areas to moderately shaded areas. The plant is typically about 3 feet high. It blooms over time from the bottom up so it has at least some blooms most of the summer.

The plants may be found alone. They seem to be crowded by grass or sod but in areas opened to the sun and not grassed, the plant will become very dominant, and grow in thick groups.

Additional information: see Wikpedia - Foxglove

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