Digitalis purpurea L.

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Digitalis purpurea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near staff camp, Chelinda Camp, nyika National Park

Digitalis purpurea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near staff camp, Chelinda Camp, nyika National Park

Digitalis purpurea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near staff camp, Chelinda Camp, nyika National Park

Digitalis purpurea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near staff camp, Chelinda Camp, nyika National Park

Digitalis purpurea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near staff camp, Chelinda Camp, nyika National Park

Digitalis purpurea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near staff camp, Chelinda Camp, nyika National Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Foxglove (English)
Description: Usually biennial herb to c.1 m. Stems simple, erect. Leaves with a winged petiole. Flowers numerous, arranged in a raceme, pendent. Corolla 4-5 cm, usually pinkish-purple with deeper purple spots on a white background inside the lower part of the tube. Capsule ovoid.
Notes: Naturalised in cool high-rainfall areas.
Derivation of specific name: purpurea: purple
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Native to Western Europe, from Norway south to Spain, and North Africa.
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Content last updated: Thursday 4 October 2018
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 128 - 129. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 265. (Includes a picture).

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 77 - 80. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 176.

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Flora of Malawi: Digitalis purpurea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Digitalis purpurea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Digitalis purpurea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Digitalis purpurea
African Plant Database: Digitalis purpurea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Digitalis purpurea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Digitalis purpurea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Digitalis purpurea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Digitalis purpurea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Digitalis purpurea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Digitalis purpurea
iNaturalist: Digitalis purpurea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Digitalis purpurea
JSTOR Plant Science: Digitalis purpurea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Digitalis purpurea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Digitalis purpurea
Plants of the World Online: Digitalis purpurea
Tropicos: Digitalis purpurea
Wikipedia: Digitalis purpurea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Digitalis purpurea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=151730, retrieved 27 September 2021

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