Purple Foxglove

Where can I see the Purple Foxglove

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The Purple Foxglove is a wildflower that blooms in the temperate forests of the Northern Hemisphere. It is a member of the plant family Plantaginaceae, and its scientific name is Digitalis purpurea.

The Purple Foxglove is a herbaceous perennial plant that can grow to be anywhere from two to six feet tall. Its stem is covered in short, downy hair, and its leaves are lanceolate shaped and arranged in a rosette at the base of the plant.

The flowers of the Purple Foxglove are bell-shaped and range in colour from light purple to dark purple. They typically bloom in late spring or early summer.

The Purple Foxglove is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of habitats, including temperate forests, meadows, and prairies. It prefers moist, well-drained soil, but can tolerate some drought. The Purple Foxglove is an important source of nectar for bees and other pollinators.

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Geeky Facts about the Purple Foxglove

Fact 1

The flowers are primarily visited by bumblebees.

Fact 2

Purple foxglove was used in traditional medicine in Europe.

Fact 3

The fruit is dry and splits open when ripe.

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Tours where I can see the Purple Foxglove

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

15 days from

£2,775 / person

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Island Peak

Island Peak

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

23 days from

£3,290 / person

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Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

19 days from

£2,325 / person

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Snowshoeing: 6 days

Snowshoeing: 6 days

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France
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

TBC / person

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Mera Peak

Mera Peak

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

22 days from

£3,200 / person

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Lobuche East

Lobuche East

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

22 days from

TBC / person

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UK 3 Peaks Challenge

UK 3 Peaks Challenge

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United Kingdom
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

4 days from

TBC / person

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