Digitalis canariensis L.


Family: Plantaginaceae

Genus: Digitalis

Description: 

From Bot. Reg. A downy upright shrub, sometimes growing to the height of five or six feet, generally naked, except at the branches below the spikes, where the foliage is numerous and close...

Rabbit resistant.

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 622 in 1753.

Basionym of Isoplexis canariensis (L.) Loudon (unresolved).

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 48 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. Originally raised from seed brought from the Canary Islands; and known to have been cultivated here by the Duchess of Beaufort in 1698.


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