Digitalis purpurea

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Related to Purple foxglove: purple nightshade, delphinium
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Noun1.Digitalis purpurea - tall leafy European biennial or perennial having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink-purple flowersDigitalis purpurea - tall leafy European biennial or perennial having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink-purple flowers; leaves yield drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock
foxglove, digitalis - any of several plants of the genus Digitalis
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Our common purple foxglove is usually a biennial (meaning that it has a two-year life-cycle, flowering in the second year) native to south and west Europe, parts of Asia and North Africa.
Jim Brady found a good showing of yellow broom at Rainford, some over 9ft tall, while at Rainhill he saw wild strawberry, purple foxglove and ground elder blooming.
The ones we know best are variations on the common purple foxglove (Digitalis K).