Common name : Foxglove, Common Foxglove, Purple Foxglove

Scientific name : Digitalis purpurea

Family : Plantaginaceae

Native land : Temperate Europe

It is a herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial plant. The name foxglove is derived from the shape of the flowers, which resemble the fingers of a glove. The plant grows up to 2-5 feet tall and unbranched. The leaves are soft, hairy, toothed, and lance-to-egg-shaped. The flowers are very showy, purple with purple mottling on the inside, and borne on a spike. It is a popular garden plant in southeast Alaska. Though considered highly poisonous yet this plant is the source of the cardiac drug digitalin.

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