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Digitalis

By 213hardy      
Just a Foxglove this morning, have PC issues so quite pleased i've managed to upload at all. Hopefully normal service will resume soon.

In the meantime here's the science :
Digitalis is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials commonly called foxgloves. This genus was traditionally placed in the figwort family Scrophulariaceae, but recent phylogenetic research has placed it in the much enlarged family Plantaginaceae. This genus is native to western and southwestern Europe, western and central Asia, Australasia and northwestern Africa. The scientific name means "finger-like" and refers to the ease with which a flower of Digitalis purpurea can be fitted over a human fingertip. The flowers are produced on a tall spike, are tubular, and vary in colour with species, from purple to pink, white, and yellow. The best-known species is the common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. This biennial plant is often grown as an ornamental plant due to its vivid flowers which range in colour from various purple tints through various shades of light gray, and to purely white. The flowers can also possess various marks and spottings.

The first year of growth of the common foxglove produces only the stem with its long, basal leaves. During the second year of the plant's life, a long, leafy stem from 50 to 255 centimeters tall grows atop the roots of healthy plants.

V2 is the bigger picture.

All C&CS welcome

Thanks for looking

Den

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Foxglove Digitalis

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
4 Jul 2013 6:41AM
The colour coordination and composition of v2 is a winner for me, Den, not the easiest of flowers to take.

Dave

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4 Jul 2013 6:59AM
Agree with Dave .... Great composition in v2 Smile

Dilys
mrswoolybill Plus
9 932 1464 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2013 7:35AM
V1 - for that streak of soft purple on the right, it balances the shot. I might crop a square from the lower part of the frame though (there's a surprise). They're difficult flowers to compose for, so tall and regular.
Moira
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
4 Jul 2013 10:27AM
Both are super shots, Den. V2 is really a stunner in compo and all. Congrats!
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2013 6:19PM
Two beautiful images full of colour and detail.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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