Digitalis grandiflora from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 22, 2011, 6:52:00 AM7/22/11
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Digitalis grandiflora Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 4 corr. 1768.
syn: Digitalis flava Georgi; D. ochroleuca Jacq.; D. ambigua Murray

Common name: Yellow foxglove, large yellow foxglove

A perennial herb growing up to 1.5 m tall with ovate lanceolate finely serrulate leaves and darker yellow 2.5-3.5 cm long bell-shaped  flowers specked with brown, carried on up to 60 cm long spikes.

May sometimes be confused with D. lutea the Straw foxglove, which however is shorter, with narrower leaves, pale yellow up to 2 cm long and narrower flowers with tube almost of same breadth throughout.
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Satish Phadke

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Jul 22, 2011, 9:48:46 AM7/22/11
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Good one. New to me like many others from Kashmir. Had never seen the yellow variety.
Dr Phadke

Satish Phadke

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Jul 22, 2011, 9:50:21 AM7/22/11
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Just for compilation it comes under family : Plantaginaceae.

Balkar Arya

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Jul 22, 2011, 11:53:52 AM7/22/11
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thanks Sir for sharing nice pics
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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