Scientific Name: Digitalis purpurea
Plant Characteristics: This biennial plant produces large, dense spikes of tubular flowers in a range of colors. The first year, Foxglove plants from a rosette at the base of the plant, and bloom the following year.
Medicinal: Some Colonial patients were given a pill made from Foxglove leaves for use as heart regulation medicine. Foxglove was also used as a diuretic. In large doses, drugs made from Foxglove were poisonous.