* Flowers purple, fuchsia, white, and sometimes yellow, shaped like elongated
trumpet bells or the gloves that foxes might wear, spotted inside the
blossom, drooping from one side of the stalk
* Leaves ovate, with long petioles.
* Height: To 4'.
* Flowers July - August.
* Habitat: Cultivated in gardens.
* Introduced; foxglove is native to Europe, northwestern Africa, and
* English doctor and botanist William Withering published "An Account
of the Foxglove" in 1785. In it, he relates how ten years of research
have proved the plant an effective diuretic, meaning it stimulates urination
and drains harmful waste products from the body. Preparations of digitalis
are used today to treat nearly every kind of heart disease.