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?

About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

Reader Interactions


  1. 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.

  2. Lynn Zuliani says

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

  3. 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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