Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Purple Foxglove - Digitalis purpurea   L.
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DistributionMountains only. Collected 3 times, the first in 1953 by Wilbur H. Duncan in Transylvania County, then in 1975 (Macon County), and in 2010 (Alleghany County). Specimens from Alamance and Mecklenburg counties are from cultivated plants.

Native of Europe; in N.A. scattered in the East and the West, south to NC, AR, CO, CA.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRoadside, open woods, garden trash and adjacent woods.
PhenologyFlowering May-August.
IdentificationThis species is unmistakable with its tall stems and long spike of large, downward-pointing flowers. The flowers are tubular, pink to rose, spotted dark red on the inside.
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