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Purple Foxglove - Digitalis purpurea

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Taprooted biennial. Stems erect, simple, 50–100 cm. Herbage pubescent, glandular above. Leaves basal and alternate, petiolate; the blade 2–15 cm long, lanceolate, serrate, reduced upward. Inflorescence a secund, bracteate raceme; bracts entire. Flowers short-pedicellate; calyx of 5 separate, ovate sepals, 10–18 mm long; corolla narrowly campanulate, pale purple-mottled, 3–5 cm long; stamens 4; stigmas 2. Capsule opening by 4 valves (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Flathead and Lake counties. Introduced BC, MT south to CA but native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Roadsides, often adjacent to moist forest; valleys(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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