Scientific Name: Digitalis lutea (Scrophulariaceae).
English Name: Small Yellow Foxglove or Straw Foxglove (Figwort Family).
French Name: Digitale jaune (='yellow digitalis').
5 Key Characters:
- spear shaped narrow hairless leaves.
- tubular pale yellow flowers (1.5 - 2 cm long).
- flower spike long and slender.
- erect (0.4 - 1.2 m tall).
- middle lobe of flower lower 'lip' much shorter than the corolla ('tube').
Habitat: Woods, forest rides, open trails, edges (especially the fringes of Downy Oak woodland), clearings and stony hills. Full sun or semi-shade, wet or dry, calcareous soil.
Flowering Period: June-July-August.
Status: Uncommon and protected. Can be conspicuous.
Photographed by Loire Valley Nature:
All photos will enlarge in a new window if you click on them. Row 1 on the side of the Chemin de l'Etang Bruneau in the Foret de Preuilly, June.