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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Name this flower

trumpetbees 020Lindsay Facteau recently sent us this photo of a wildflower that she and her boyfriend found along the road in Duane in the northern Adirondacks. “I thought this flower was a trumpet flower, but looking at other flowers, I guess I was wrong,” she said in an e-mail. “Can you tell me the name of the flower?”

Sorry, Lindsay, I can’t. But I am hopeful that one of our readers can.

Anyone know?

Phil Brown

Contributor Phil Brown was editor of the Adirondack Explorer from 1999-2018. When he isn't at his desk, he's usually out hiking, paddling, skiing, or doing something else important.

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8 Responses

  1. Amy Eckler says:

    definitely foxglove

  2. Melanie says:

    It is Foxglove or scientific name is digitalis

  3. Phil says:

    Thanks for the prompt replies.

  4. Paul says:

    This plant is your friend if you have heart problems. Digitalis is used to control atrial fibrillation. But don’t try and self-medicate this plant can make you pretty sick if you eat it. There are probably new better drugs for this anyway.

    They are beautiful plants. I have lots of it near a camp I have in the same general area as this picture.

  5. Mark Roberts says:

    Foxglove, aka Digitalis

  6. Solidago says:

    Like lilacs and lupines, they do seem to like the Adirondack soil.

  7. Lynn Zuliani says:

    Foxglove, or digitalis – a biannual, grows wild in shaded areas – I have a volunteer in my garden!

  8. Evelyn Greene says:

    It is Digitalis purpurea, a native flower of parts of Europe,Asia and Africa. Here it is non-native and spreads on its own but not to the point it is called invasive, I think.

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