Tuesday, June 13, 2017

wildflowers

on the side of the road.  I have no idea what the purple ones are called.




24 comments:

  1. The "purple ones" are foxgloves, also known in olden times as fairy thimbles, scientific name "digitalis". The drug Digoxin, used for treating some heart conditions, is obtained from them. Despite their beauty they are poisonous.

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  2. Hi Bill.

    They are beautiful.
    I also do not know what they are called.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  3. Very beautiful, both the flower and the color.

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  4. I think its digitalis called here in the Netherlands. Very toxic Bill.

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  5. ...John and SC are correct about the first one, it is Digitalis or Foxglove. The second on is Alcea or Hollyhock.

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  6. I also love the colour of the foxglove, which is growing here too but the hollyhock is not so common in the wild around us. Lovely photos, Bill!

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  7. No need to know the name, they are just beautiful flowers!

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  8. Yes they are lovely. We enjoy seeing them here too.

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  9. Ding dongs. Nah, just kidding but they do look like bells. You have some gorgeous wildflowers!

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  10. John is right, Foxglove it is! Very pretty to look at, not so good if ingested.

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  11. Foxglove to be sure. Beautiful!

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  12. Lovely indeed. So colourful and full of life.

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  13. Gorgeous photo of these foxgloves, Bill!

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  14. Bright and beautiful! Lovely perspectives!

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  15. Wow -- Mother Nature out did herself with these beautiful wildflowers! Lovely.

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  16. Gorgeous Bill, foxgloves methinks!

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  17. I'm sure this has already been answered, but this is foxglove. It's also popular in gardens, not only as a wildflower. :D

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