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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Digitalis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Digitalis purpurea L.
Habit: Generally biennial. Stem: < 18 dm, simple, gray-tomentose and glandular, especially distally. Leaf: 10--30 cm; petiole winged; blade lanceolate to ovate, crenate to dentate, adaxially green and soft-hairy, abaxially gray-tomentose. Inflorescence: flowers many; pedicel 6--25 mm, tomentose. Flower: calyx lobes < 18 mm, lanceolate to ovate; corolla 40--60 mm, white to pink-purple with darker spots on lower inside surface, lobes ciliate, sparsely long-hairy inside; stamens, style included. Fruit: +- 12 mm, ovoid. Seed: many, +- 0.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=56.
Ecology: Acid soil in open woodland, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, NCoRO, n&c SN, s SNH, CCo, SnFrB, WTR, PR; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia; native to western Europe, northwestern Africa. Toxicity: All parts TOXIC to humans and livestock. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Digitalis
Next taxon: Dopatrium
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Digitalis purpurea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=22930, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.