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Digitalis ferruginea


Digitalis ferruginea, the rusty foxglove,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref><ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> is a species of flowering plant in the genus Digitalis of the family Plantaginaceae. It is native to Hungary, Romania, Turkey and the Caucasus. It is a biennial or short-lived perennial plant growing to Template:Convert, which forms a rosette of oblong dark green leaves and carries spikes of brown, tubular flowers in summer.

The Latin specific epithet ferruginea means “rusty coloured”, referring to the flowers.<ref name=RHSLG>Template:Cite book</ref>

As with all species of foxglove, all parts of this plant may cause severe discomfort and vomiting if eaten. Contact with the leaves may also cause an allergic reaction.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref> This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref><ref>Template:Cite web</ref>