Definition of Common foxglove
1. Noun. Tall leafy European biennial or perennial having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink-purple flowers; leaves yield drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock.
Generic synonyms: Digitalis, Foxglove
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Literary usage of Common foxglove
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1. Winston's Cumulative ... Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookby Charles Morris by Charles Morris (1918)
"... the both kinds, as the common foxglove, and t ht southwest coast of Grande Terre, grain of which has proved fatal. An- French W. Indian island ..."
2. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"This is the common foxglove or Fairy Thimble found wild and luxuriant in all parts of the British Islands. It grows 2-5 ft. high, with large ovate oblong or ..."
3. The Larvæ of the British Butterflies and Moths by William Buckler (1899)
"It feeds on the stamens and unripe seed-capsules of the common foxglove, spinning the lip of the flower ..."
4. Flora Bedfordiensis, Comprehending Such Plants as Grow Wild in the County of by Charles Abbot (1798)
"Ditches, July, P. Common. Foxglove. DIGITALIS. Gen. PI. 1017. ... common foxglove. — D. purpurea. \ Leaves of the cup ovate, pointed, blossoms blunt, ..."