Digitalis lanata

Ehrhart

Beitr. Naturk. 7: 152. 1792.

Common names: Grecian or woolly foxglove digitale laineuse
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 259. Mentioned on page 258.

Stems 30–100 cm, glabrous or glabrate. Leaves: blade lanceolate to oblanceolate, 5–15 × 1–2 cm, margins entire. Inflorescences not secund, villous; bracts 15–30 mm. Pedicels spreading, 1–4 mm, villous. Flowers: sepals narrowly lanceolate to narrowly triangular, 8–10 × 1.5–2 mm, villous; corolla-tube yellow to yellowbrown with red to brown veins, globular to ovoid, 10–15 mm, throat 10–15 mm diam., abaxial lip strongly curved, white, lingulate, 7–15 mm. Capsules ovoid-conical, 10–15 mm, villous. Seeds brown to black, prismatic, 1 mm, finely reticulate-alveolate. 2n = 56 (Asia).


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, roadsides, abandoned lots.
Elevation: 0–1000 m.

Distribution

Introduced; Ont., Que., Conn., Ind., Kans., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., Vt., W.Va., Wis., Eurasia, also in South America, elsewhere in Europe, elsewhere in Asia, Africa

Discussion

Plants of Digitalis lanata are the principal source of the drug digitalin. Digitalis lanata can be confused with D. leucophaea Sibthorp & Smith, which is rarely cultivated and has linear bracts and smaller flowers.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Digitalis lanata"
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Kerry A. Barringer +  and Neil A. Harriman† +
Ehrhart +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
lanceolate;oblanceolate +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
1cm;2cm +
campanulate +
ovoid-conical +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Grecian or woolly foxglove +  and digitale laineuse +
yellow +  and yellowbrown +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
pink +  and purple or white +
Ont. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Ind. +, Kans. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Nebr. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, Vt. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +, Eurasia +, also in South America +, elsewhere in Europe +, elsewhere in Asia +  and Africa +
drupe-like +
0–1000 m. +
curved +  and straight +
hairy +  and glabrous +
1 +  and 4 +
loculicidal +  and septicidal +
Disturbed sites, roadsides, abandoned lots. +
terminal +  and axillary +
persistent +  and deciduous +
cauline +  and basal +
smaller +
entire +  and subentire toothed or lobed +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
5 +  and 4 +
Flowering Jun–Jul. +
Beitr. Naturk. +
minute +
Brown (?) +  and Black (?) +
reticulate-alveolate +
prismatic +
distinct +
narrowly lanceolate +  and narrowly triangular +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Introduced +
branching +  and simple +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
punctiform +  and 2-lobed +
Digitalis lanata +
Digitalis +
species +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
gibbous +  and not spurred +
red +  and brown +
perennial +  and biennial +