Digitalis purpurea - Common Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea - Common Foxglove, is a shade tolerant biennial or short-lived perennial.
It is commonly found in hedge banks, open woods and woodland clearings, on heath and moorland margins, riverbanks, montane rocky slopes and sea-cliffs. Digitalis purpurea is a native European woodland plant with spikes of tubular purple flowers with a spotted throat. It can appear in many guises, some dwarf and others very tall, with flowers in shades of pink, purple, white and red. Digitalis purpurea self-seeds freely and will quickly naturalise.
Digitalis purpurea is known for attracting bees and butterflies/moths. It is a caterpillar food plant and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.