Foxglove
Fact File
Taken at Langdale on 11th July 2013 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
 

Fruit
Taken at Glenashdale on 16th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.

Fact File
 
Foxglove.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Digitalis purpurea.
Figwort.
Biennial or Perennial

Fairy Bells.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Woods and grassy places.
June-August .
60 - 150 cm
The name of the plant is a corruption of its Anglo-Saxon name "folk's bell" (a gliew being a type of bell). Indeed even today the flowers are called "Fairy Bells" in certain parts of the British Isles. Although the plant is poisonous it can be used to produce digitalis, a heart drug.