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GREEN ANATOMY - Digitalis (Foxglove)

GREEN ANATOMY - Digitalis (Foxglove)

Posted by John Friel on Dec 18th 2020

Are there body parts in your gardens? Not exactly, we hope -- but there are some very fine plants named for anatomical features. And they won’t cost you an arm and a leg.Digitalis “Foxglove”Right at your fingertips!Some say the Latin genus name, which refers to fingers, i.e., digits, was back formed from an old common name. “Fingerhut” is German for “finger hat,” a sewer’s thimble. An alternate explanation is that the lovely tubular flower resembles the finger of a glove, with the tip removed.Yo

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