Plant ID forum: Mislabeled photo seen online

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Name: David
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greenthumb99
Feb 18, 2016 7:17 AM CST
Photo seen online mislabeled as foxglove. Any ideas? Thanks
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Feb 18, 2016 8:24 AM CST
It is a Foxglove.

It's an old strain of Digitalis purpurea called 'Campanulata' where the apical flower has a bell-shaped form.

From what small amount of info that I've found, it seems to be a peloric mutation that can rarely occur in other strains, too.
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Name: David
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greenthumb99
Feb 18, 2016 10:21 AM CST
Thank you Danita. That's a very bizarre form for a Digitalis flower, I assumed someone called it a foxglove because of the color pattern. Ours have never exhibited this variant.
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Danita
Feb 18, 2016 2:20 PM CST
I've never seen one in person, either, but would love to do so! Big Grin
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HemNorth
Mar 2, 2016 3:35 PM CST
Yes it is a Foxglove. I was given the name as Digitalis monstrosa. In 1983, we bought an acre of land which had been a nursery in the '20, '30 and '40's. Wherever I disturbed the ground, an amazing number of plants would grow. Hundreds of foxgloves would volunteer. One or two of the monstrosa kinds would appear each year. They would have a shorter stem of blossoms, with the giant open blossom at the top, opening first. Seed saved from them always reverted back to the normal digitalis purpurea - mostly pink, some white, some white with gold flecks inside.

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skylark
Mar 24, 2016 5:20 PM CST
wow, this is a BEAUTY!
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HemNorth
Apr 14, 2016 3:43 PM CST
@greenthumb99 - - Thank you for starting this Thread. In the beginning of March, I didn't know how to post my Picasa pictures, but I was finally able to find and post 2 photos from our Robson place, of the Digitalis purpurea 'Campanulata', which @Danita correctly identified! Thank You! Now it's your turn to add your beautiful photo to this plant file. Please do! Thumbs up
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Bonehead
Apr 14, 2016 3:48 PM CST
Boy, that is a really unusual foxglove. Please do add to the database. Welcome HemNorth, hope to see you in the PNW forum now and again.
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Name: greene
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greene
Apr 14, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Yep, it is a beauty. Before adding the image to the database please get permission from the original photographer. Thumbs up
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2016 7:00 PM CST
Yep, David found it on the internet so its probably copyrighted.
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Name: greene
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greene
Apr 15, 2016 1:51 PM CST
Can't find the photographer for the image in question but I have been searching on Wikimedia Commons to find a similar image of the terminal flower of the Foxglove that is 'legal' to add to the ATP database and found this one by H Zell:



By H. Zell (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fd...) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (]http://creativecommons.org/lic..., via Wikimedia Commons.

Location in Germany, 49° 00′ 43.88″ N, 8° 25′ 08.76″ E

Okay, I added the photo to the database.


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plantladylin
Apr 15, 2016 2:18 PM CST
@greene, You should add that beautiful photo of Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea 'Campanulata') to the database.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 15, 2016 3:12 PM CST
The original photo is credited to Diane Aldrich on Pinterest. She also has a Facebook page. Maybe you can contact her through Pinterest or Facebook.

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HemNorth
Jun 16, 2018 12:57 AM CST
In relation to my March 2nd, 2016 response to David's @greenthumb99 question about a Foxglove photo, I had mentioned the one in a hundred chances of Foxglove seedlings turning out to be the Digitalis purpurea 'Campanulata'.

Now at my new garden for ten years, I have finally found another "Monstrosa' !! I am thrilled that another one has graced my garden. It is such an unusual specimen, and I'm glad that a few of the Foxglove seeds have at last thrown a reminder that the old garden thrill of seeing one or two a year, has finally turned up here! It's as though a fairy sprite from the old garden has finally found its way here.

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Name: David
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greenthumb99
Jun 16, 2018 3:57 AM CST
Very interesting, HemNorth.what a treat indeed. Be nice to those fairy sprites!
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HemNorth
Jun 16, 2018 9:18 AM CST
I definitely will, David. Same to you with yours! Angel
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AngieVanIsld
Jun 16, 2018 10:38 PM CST
I just saw one also and snapped a pic! How neat.
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Name: Nora
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HemNorth
Jun 17, 2018 11:05 PM CST
I'm glad you found one too, Angie.

It's a real thrill and a privilege to see these relatively rare specimens. Thumbs up

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