- Digitalis lanata is perennial herbaceous plant that grows from 2-5 ft. (0.6-1.5 m) tall. It is a species of foxglove. There are wooly hairs on the purple tinged stem. D. lanata is native to temperate Asia and much of Europe.
- The first year a rosette of leaves forms. The alternate leaves are simple and oblong with an acute apex. They are a medium green color and pubescent with white hairs underneath.
- The single flowering stem is usually produced in the second year. The tubular bell shaped flowers ascend up the stem. They have a creamy-white color and purplish-brown netting as well as a long broad lip. The entire inflorescence is pubescent.
- The fruits of D. lanata are oval pods. The pods have small hooks that can easily attach to animal fur. Each pod contains many seeds.
- Ecological Threat
- D. lanata has been seen to invade open sunny roadsides, yards, grasslands, river bluffs and forest edges where it displaces native vegetation. It tolerates a wide range of sites and conditions. Caution: All parts of D. lanata are highly toxic to humans, livestock and wildlife. Ingestion of even a small amount may prove fatal. Prolonged exposure to bare skin can also produce adverse reactions.
EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|