Foxglove - Digitalis purpurea
Medium to tall, leafy, hairy plant to 1.5 metres. Stems generally unbranched. Flowers pink, purple (or ocasionally white), patterned with darker spots or rings inside and borne in a spike. Flowers are 40 to 55 mm long, tubular bell shaped, hairy on lower lip inside.
Open woodland and scrub.
June to September.
Biennial or short lived perennial.
Common throughout Britain
Fairly frequent but rather localised in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 178 of the 617 tetrads.
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