Deadly Beauty - Foxglove

Deadly Beauty

Foxglove, or digitalis purpurea, is a poisonous plant that is deadly and beautiful. The stem of flowers can reach 6.5 ft/2.2m in its second year. The wild ones, like those here, are typically white or purple, but other colors are available in cultivated varieties.

If you have heard of the cardiac medicine, digitalis, this is the source. All parts of the plant are poisonous. Don’t handle it, be safe.

This patch of deadly beauty was found along Hwy-34 between Philomath and Waldport.

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