Definition of foxglove
: any of a genus (Digitalis) of erect herbs of the snapdragon family; especially : a common European biennial or perennial (D. purpurea) cultivated for its showy racemes of dotted white or purple tubular flowers and as a source of digitalis
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In pastel pinks and purples, an enchanting mix of columbines, lupines and foxgloves bloom in pockets of sun underneath Japanese maples.
Plants especially susceptible to fasciation include ferns, willow trees, delphiniums, foxgloves, forsythia, euphorbias, lilies, primulas and verbascums such as the mullein.
Meanwhile, a Christmas fern rejoiced in the spot the foxgloves had rejected.
Gotta love these plant names: Eared false foxglove.
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First Known Use of foxglove
before 12th century
FOXGLOVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foxglove for English Language Learners
: a tall plant that has many white or purple bell-shaped flowers growing on its stem
Medical Definition of foxglove
: any plant of the genus Digitalis; especially : a common European biennial or perennial (D. purpurea) cultivated for its showy racemes of dotted white or purple tubular flowers and as a source of digitalis
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