Foxglove

Pink  Digitalis purpurea also known as Foxglove, is a plant that can be seen growing in small batches near the river banks and around pasture areas. I found these beauties growing along the cement wall of the west side of the barn.

A pink foxglove in full bloom.This plant is a relative of the heart medicine that was used to produce heart medicine in the 1800’s. Although this plant could be toxic if eaten, the cattle don’t seem interested in even taking a nibble of the pretty flowers.

As I walked around the barn to the south side, I found a loner of another color.A whilte foxglove growing by a fence.

This white foxglove is not as sturdy as its cousins around the corner. The white color is not as prevalent as the vibrant pink ones. The foxgloves have to seed themselves in order to grow and the first year have no blooms at all. It is a surprise to see both white and pink pretty close to each other and blooming during the same year.

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