Purple Foxglove

Angela Manweiler Ian Cumming Deborah Freeman

Plant Bio

Common Name:Purple foxglove
Family:Plantaginaceae
Genus:Digitalis
Species:purpurea
Classification/Rank:Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• requires control at a number of ecologically sensitive sites within the Gwaii Haanas and potentially elsewhere on Haida Gwaii. • particularly invasive in the unique thermal meadows ecosystem of Hotsprings Island. • yearly mechanical control efforts have occurred over the past 10 years with slow but steady success

Description

• biennial herb that grows 0.5 to1.5 m tall
• stems erect, branched, densely grey-hairy, becoming glandular upward
• leaves alternate, egg-to-lance shaped, coarsely toothed, green and soft-hairy above, grey-woolly below, reduced upward; most numerous at base of the rosette
• flowers pink-purple with deeper purple spots on the inside of the lower lip; lips fringed with hairs, sparsely long-hairy in the throat

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