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Habit: Biennial, perennial herb. Stem: erect. Leaf: basal, in rosette, and cauline, alternate. Inflorescence: raceme, 1-sided, bracted. Flower: nodding; calyx deeply 5-lobed; corolla +- bilateral, long-bell-shaped, generally pink or white, lower 3 lobes forming prominent lip; stamens 4, in 2 pairs, included; stigma lobes 2, flat. Fruit: generally loculicidal.
Species In Genus: +- 25 species: Europe (especially Mediterranean), western and central Asia. Etymology: (Latin: finger, from corolla shape) Note: Some cultivated as ornamental or as source of the cardiac glycoside digitalis, a medically important heart stimulant.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cymbalaria muralis
Next taxon: Digitalis purpurea
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Digitalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11355, accessed on May 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 28, 2016.