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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