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Digitalis grandiflora
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Digitalis grandiflora Mill.

Synonyms - Digitalis ambigua Murray

Popular names - degetar, digitale gialla grande, yellow foxglove.

Distribution and Habitat - the natural range is Eurosiberian, increases in forest edge, and boschetelor, from plain to 1600 m altitude.

Description - Perennial species, pubescent. Stems erect, 50-100 cm tall. Basal leaves oblong-lanceolate or spatula, alternate, acute, margin toothed, pubescent on the underside, leaves sessile caulinare, semiamplexicaule. Flowers arranged in an elongated raceme, peduncle 6-10 mm, calyx lobes 5 laciniat acute corolla tubiforma, 4-5 lobes less obvious, pale yellow, with glandular hairs. Blooms in June-August. Fruit capsule oval, pubescent glandulous.

Requirements - prefers well drained soil and sunny exhibitions.

Propagation - partsdivision or by seed in early spring bush.

Diseases and pests - slugs.

Partners garden - Foeniculum vulgare.

Curiosity - Digitalis is derived from the Latin 'digitalis' = finger thimble, referring to the shape of the corolla.

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