Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis purpurea (foxglove, or lady’s glove) is a biennal plant: it vegetates the first year and flowers in the second year. From June to September, you can admire its clusters of purple flowers. The shape of the flowers, which look like little gloves for fingers, has given the name to the plant (digitus means “finger” in Latin). But be careful: due to the presence of the cardiac glycoside digitoxin, the foxglove is poisonous to humans and can be fatal if ingested.

Digitale pourpre