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Wild foxgloves

Genus: Digitalis.

Species: Digitalis purpurea.

WARNING POISONOUS if eaten, it slows the heart, the medecine digoxin is derived from this plant..
Long flowering period attracts pollinators mostly bumble bees and keeps them coming back for about 6 weeks. I let them flower in flower border and around the edges of my vegetable garden and in the wild corner which encourages beneficial insect.
This helps the bumble bees whose numbers are declining. They look attractive too.

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