Taxon  Report   2729    
Digitalis purpurea  L.
Purple foxglove
Digitalis purpurea
© 2009 John W. Wall
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Digitalis purpurea
© 2007 Pasi Rein
Digitalis purpurea
© 2009 Phil Pullen
Digitalis purpurea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Digitalis purpurea
© 2018 Brian Charles
Genus: Digitalis
Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Digitalis purpurea var. purpurea
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).