After taking this picture yesterday, I asked my lovely wife and resident plant expert where Foxglove got its name. She replied, “I dunno”. So I turned to the source of all knowledge and found this great site . Not only is this beautiful plant poison but it also has medical properties. The Foxglove derives its common name from the shape of the flowers resembling the finger of a glove. It was originally Folksglove – the glove of the ‘good folk’ or fairies, whose favourite haunts were supposed to be in the deep hollows and woody dells, where the Foxglove delights to grow. Folksglove is one of its oldest names, and is mentioned in a list of plants in the time of Edward III. You can buy a print of this beauty by clicking here.



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