SJ8954 : Foxgloves by the path

taken 9 years ago, near to Brown Edge, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Foxgloves by the path
Foxgloves by the path
These Foxgloves are growing next to the path beside Knypersley Pool on Greenway Bank Country Park.
The Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a biennial plant only producing leaves in its first year and then flowering in the second. It can be found in a wide range of habitats, including: open woods, woodland clearings, moorland, and heath margins, sea-cliffs, rocky mountain slopes and hedgebanks. A type of medicine known as Digitalin is extracted from Foxgloves for the treatment of heart problems. Foxglove flowers have been long associated with folklore, in particular the fairy folk. In Wales they are called 'Fairie's Glove', in Ireland 'Fairy-cap', in East Anglia 'Fairy-thimble' and in Cheshire they are known as 'Fairies Petticoats'.
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SJ8954, 34 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 7 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Park and Public Gardens  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Plant (from Tags)
Foxglove 
Place (from Tags)
Country Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 897 549 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.5103N 2:9.3152W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 897 549
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Foxgloves  Digitalis Purpurea  Trees  Undergrowth  Country Park 

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