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Digitalis parviflora

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Digitalis parviflora, the small-flowered foxglove, is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae. It is endemic to northern and central Spain.[2][3][4] It grows at (rarely 200-) 500-2000 metres in altitude.[4]

It was first described as a species by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin in the first half of the 1770s.[1] The Latin specific epithet parviflora means "with small flowers".[3]

Description

Digitalis parviflora is a short-lived herbaceous perennial or biennial. It grows to 60 cm (24 in). Spires of tubular rust-red flowers rise from downy rosettes of leaves in late spring and early summer.[5]

Uses

It is cultivated as an ornamental, preferring a semi-shaded position with damp soil. The species[5] and the cultivar 'Milk Chocolate' [6] have won the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

References

  1. ^ a b "Digitalis parviflora". International Plant Names Index. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Digitalis parviflora Jacq". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  4. ^ a b Benedí i Gonzalez, Carles; Hinz Alcaraz, P.-A. (15 January 2009). "17. Digitalis" (PDF). In Benedí i Gonzalez, Carles; Rico Hernández, Enrique; Güemes Heras, Jaime; Herrero Nieto, Alberto (eds.). Flora Ibérica, Vol. XIII (in Spanish). Madrid: Real Jardín Botánico. pp. 342–343, 346. ISBN 9788400087470.
  5. ^ a b "Digitalis parviflora". www.rhs.org. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'". www.rhs.org. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
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Digitalis parviflora: Brief Summary

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Digitalis parviflora, the small-flowered foxglove, is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae. It is endemic to northern and central Spain. It grows at (rarely 200-) 500-2000 metres in altitude.

It was first described as a species by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin in the first half of the 1770s. The Latin specific epithet parviflora means "with small flowers".

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