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Digitalis purpurea

Common namesAlmindelig fingerbøl, bloody fingers, bloody man's fingers, cacapeiro, common foxglove, dead man's bells, dedalario, dedaleira, Dedalera, Digitale pourpré, Digitale rossa, digitalis, Echte Vingerhoedskruid, erva dedal, estoura-fole, fairy finger, fairy glove, finger flower, Fingerborgsblomma, Fingerbøl, Fingerkraut, Fingurbjargablóm, Fingurbjargarblóm, flapdock, foxes glofa (Anglo-Saxon), foxglove, lady glove, luvas de pastora, luvas de Santa Maria, Naparstnica purpurowa, Naparstnik, Potschen, purple foxglove, Revebjelle, Revebjølle, Rohtosormustinkukka, Roter Fingerhut, Rød fingerbøl, Sormustinkukka, Unserliebenfrauenhandschuh, Vingerhoedskruid soort, Waldglöckchen, Waldglocke, Waldschelle, witches' glove
Ecocrop code5322

BRIEF DESCRIPTION An erect herb. The stem may in the second year reach 100-200 cm in height. The inflorescence is a one side terminal raceme with bell-shaped, dark red, whitish or pink flowers. USES The dried leaves are used medically for their effects on the central nervous system, and the heart and blood vessels. It is often planted as an ornamnetal. GROWING PERIOD Perennial or biennial. Leaves are collected from two year old plants. The plant may live for 3-4 years. COMMON NAMES Common foxglove, Digitalis, Foxglove. FURTHER INF Common foxglove is native of western Europe. It is found growing wild in open woods, heaths, and hedgebanks. The expected yield is 1.5-2.5 t/ha of dry leaves.
SOURCES (D. purpurea L.)
Roecklein J 1987 pp 281 [USE, DRA, TEXT]
Duke J 1975 pp 14 [RAIN, TEMP, PH]
White F 1983 pp 155 157 [RAIN, TEXT, TEMP, FER]
Duke J 1979 pp 107 [RAIN, TEMP, PH]