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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Digitalis?

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golddog
Western, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2002
9:55 PM

Post #34930

I have had this Digitalis for some time from a seed exchange. It will grow anywhere, and seems to be perennial. Almost considered a weed. Anyone know the name?

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Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


July 3, 2002
10:25 PM

Post #295613

Looks like Digitalis to me. Baa could know the species.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


July 3, 2002
10:32 PM

Post #295616

I'd say digitalis lutea - although this looks taller than mine are
Baa

July 3, 2002
10:54 PM

Post #295636

Oh poo ... yellow foxgloves!

First question ... how tall is it?

Second question ... are the flowers all around the stem?

Thrid question ... any hairs on the leaves?

I have a strong feeling this is D micrantha but it could be one of 2 or three species.
golddog
Western, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2002
1:52 AM

Post #295726

2 1/2 feet tall.
Flowers on one side of the stem.
No hair on the leaves.
Baa

July 4, 2002
9:45 AM

Post #295854

Thanks Golddog

That settles it, Poppysue was right it is D. lutea!
golddog
Western, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2002
4:08 PM

Post #295994

Thanks!
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

July 4, 2002
8:23 PM

Post #296086

my lutea is a rich creamy yellow
Baa

July 4, 2002
9:20 PM

Post #296118

Mark

I wonder if you have a cultivated form?
golddog
Western, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2002
1:55 AM

Post #296215

After some research, I only received Digitalis lanata from this seed exchange, no D. lutea. Might this be D. lanata?
Baa

July 5, 2002
9:51 AM

Post #296413

No, definitely not D lanata which is a 'brown' foxglove with a pute white large lip.

D lanata
http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Business/Summitperennialsns/fleurs/F1146.JPG

golddog
Western, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2002
1:43 AM

Post #296941

Seed from exchanges as well as from seed companies is wrongly marked at times, for sure.
Baa

July 6, 2002
9:37 AM

Post #297115

Very true!

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