Syn.: Digitalis ambigua Murray
Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.

Digitalis grandiflora

Distribution: Southern, Middle and Eastern Europe, Asia Minor and Western Siberia, and it has been introduced into North America.

Ecology: It grows in deciduous woods and glades, on mountain meadows, from foothills to mountains. Flowers from June to August.

Description: A perennial herb with an erect and unbranched stem, 30–120 cm tall. The leaves are lanceolate, up to 25 cm long, with toothed margin. The flowers are large, in a long spike, the corolla is tubular, yellow on the outside, mottled brown on the inside. The fruit is a capsule.

Threat and protection: The Large Yellow Foxglove is a protected plant in some countries (e. g. Germany).

Note: All parts of the plant contain a poisonous glycosides (digitalin), these glycosides affect the heart and circulation.

Digitalis grandifloraDigitalis grandiflora
Digitalis grandifloraDigitalis grandiflora

These images were taken in Czechia, Hrubý Jeseník and Brno (from 20. 5. to 20. 7. 2003).