P&PDL Picture of the Week for
July 5, 2004

Foxglove

Mike Dana, Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist, Purdue University

Successful establishment, in the wild, of non-native (invasive) species is a reality world-wide (they become naturalized and thus, do they eventually become "nativized?")

Here, foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is successfully naturalized in a woodland area at Hestercombe, Somerset, UK, an English county manor garden with parts of its landscape that date from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.  This is a remnant of the "Robinsonian" wild garden of the late Victorian era.

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Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab Purdue Cooperative Extension Service