Foxglove beard tongue
Find P. digitalis in sunny location to partial shade in moist areas, prairies or open woodlands. Its erect, 2-5 ft. stems are topped with stalked clusters of white, tubular, unevenly five-lobed flowers. Blooms between May and July. Foliage can be semi-evergreen in the South.
The tuft of hairs on the anthers may be important in pollination of Foxglove. The hairs rub against the backs of bees and other insect pollinators that visit the plant and cause the anthers to bend in such a way as to deposit pollen on the backs of the insects.
Nativar Research Project: Contribute your pollinator observations of this native plant and three of its cultivars. Are pollinators as attracted to the nativars as they are to the original native plant? Read more at the Nativar Research Project page.