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Foxglove: watercolour painting by Marina Albert, 2004 [12 of 17]

2004 Digitalis purpurea - Foxglove
The foxglove is native to Western Europe and Great Britain. It grows to a height of 2 metres and the flowers are rose pink to violet bell-shaped flowers, mottled with pink to purple spots inside the bell.
Foxgloves are poisonous. The dried leaves contain digitalin, used in the treatment of some heart conditions.
This specimen was grown in the artists garden, Melbourne, Victoria.