Sp. Pl. 2: 622. 1753.
Stems 50–80 cm, glabrous. Leaves: blade oblanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 7–18 × 2–4 cm, margins serrate. Inflorescences secund, glabrous; bracts 5–15 mm. Pedicels spreading to slightly pendent, 3–4 mm, glabrous or sparsely pilose. Flowers: sepals lanceolate, 6–8 × 2–3 mm, glabrous or sparsely glandular; corolla-tube pale-yellow, tubular-funnelform, 13–15 mm, throat 5–7 mm diam., abaxial lip pendent or spreading, pale-yellow, lingulate, 4–5 mm. Capsules ovoid-conical, 8–12 mm, glabrous. Seeds brown, prismatic, 1 mm, reticulate-alveolate. 2n = 56 (Europe).
Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, roadsides.
Elevation: 0–1000 m.
Introduced; B.C., Que., Conn., Md., Mass., Mich., N.H., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., Vt., Europe, also in South America, Asia
Digitalis lutea is easy to grow and is distinguished by its relatively small, tubular-funnelform flowers.