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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/15/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/15/2013)
Genus Digitalis L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 621. 1753
Note TYPE: D. purpurea L.
Description Perennial herbs or rarely shrubs, sometimes scapose. Leaves alternate, simple, mostly crenate or dentate, apparently petiolate. Inflorescences terminal racemes, sometimes secund; pedicels basally bracteate. Flowers showy, calyx divided to the base, the 5 lobes alike; corolla yellowish, purplish, often spotted, conspicuously exserted, zygomorphic, campanulate, mostly pubescent; stamens 4, alike, the anthers with 2 similar thecae; style slender, elongate, the stigma 2-lobed. Capsule ovoid to conical, septicidal.
Habit herbs or rarely shrubs
Distribution Digitalis is a genus of about 30 species of Europe and Asia. Several species are cultivated in other countries for ornament, and the species treated here is naturalized in many countries of the New World.
Common Foxgloves
Reference Heywood, V. H. 1972. Digitalis in T. G. Tutin et al., eds. Flora Europaea 3: 239-241. Werner, K. 1960. Zur Nomenklatur und Taxonomie von Digitalis L., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 79: 218-254.
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