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plant ID request- foxglove

 
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This was here when we moved here. It looks sort of similar to comfrey in its growth habits. It's pretty looking too.
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Foxglove aka Digitalis purpurea. They are considered biennial though I have had them live longer. They make lots of dust-like seeds and are easy to propagate.
 
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Thanks! I think it's really pretty. Foxglove can be toxic if ingested, right?
 
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It is toxic in high doses:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitalis#Toxicity
 
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