Common Name: Foxglove
Published in: Sp. Pl. 2: 621. 1753.
Other: Biennials or short-lived perennials that self-seed. The rosette of leaves grows in the first year and in the second a stem grows which is covered in small flowers. Lectotype D. purpurea L. (designated by M.L.Green in Prop. Brit. Bot. 168 in 1929.) Also placed in Scrophulariaceae, Veronicaceae.