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1. Digitalis purpurea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 622. 1753.

毛地黄 mao di huang

Annuals or perennials, 60-120 cm tall, gray-white pubescent and glandular hairy except for corolla and sometimes for subglabrous stems. Stems 1 or few and cespitose. Basal leaves mostly rosulate; petiole narrowly winged, to 15 cm; leaf blade ovate to oblong-elliptic, 5-15 cm, base tapering, margin crenate and rarely serrate, apex acuminate to obtuse. Stem leaves simi-lar to basal leaves, decreasing in size upward, sessile or short petiolate and forming bracts. Calyx campanulate, ca. 1 cm; segments free, oblong-ovate. Corolla purple to white, 3-4.5 cm, inside spotted, lobe apex white pubescent. Capsule ca. 1.5 cm. Seeds clavate, puberulent. Fl. May-Jun.

Native to Europe but sometimes naturalized in disturbed areas; low elevations. Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang [Europe].


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