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Digitalis parviflora (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Plantaginaceae
Tribus: Digitalideae
Genus: Digitalis
Sectio: D. sect. Parviflorae
Species: Digitalis parviflora

Digitalis parviflora Jacq., Hort. Vindob. 1: 6 (1770).

Digitalis ferruginea Lam., Encycl. 2(1): 280 (1786) nom. illeg. non L. 1753.


Digitalis parviflora All. (1773) = Digitalis lutea L.
Digitalis parviflora Lam. (1779) = Digitalis lutea L.


Digitalis × denticulata Tausch

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Regional: Southwestern Europe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Jacquin, N.J. 1770–1771. Hortus Botanicus Vindobonensis. Vol. 1. Vindobonae: J.M. Gerold. 44 pp. 100 pl. BHL Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Digitalis parviflora in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 25. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. Digitalis parviflora. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 25. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Digitalis parviflora in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 28-Oct-07.

Vernacular names
suomi: Tähkäsormustinkukka

Digitalis parviflora, the small-flowered foxglove, is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae. It is endemic to northern and central Spain.[2][3][4] It grows at (rarely 200-) 500-2000 metres in altitude.[4]

It was first described as a species by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin in the first half of the 1770s.[1] The Latin specific epithet parviflora means "with small flowers".[3]

Digitalis parviflora is a short-lived herbaceous perennial or biennial. It grows to 60 cm (24 in). Spires of tubular rust-red flowers rise from downy rosettes of leaves in late spring and early summer.[5]

It is cultivated as an ornamental, preferring a semi-shaded position with damp soil. The species[5] and the cultivar 'Milk Chocolate' [6] have won the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

"Digitalis parviflora". International Plant Names Index. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
"Digitalis parviflora Jacq". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
Benedí i Gonzalez, Carles; Hinz Alcaraz, P.-A. (15 January 2009). "17. Digitalis" (PDF). In Benedí i Gonzalez, Carles; Rico Hernández, Enrique; Güemes Heras, Jaime; Herrero Nieto, Alberto (eds.). Flora Ibérica, Vol. XIII (in Spanish). Madrid: Real Jardín Botánico. pp. 342–343, 346. ISBN 9788400087470.
"Digitalis parviflora". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
"Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 5 May 2020.

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