Foxglove Hybrid?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by PlantScienceOhio, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. PlantScienceOhio

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    So last year I made a trip to the Virginia and Dc Metro area. While in the area I decided to visit the home of George Washington, Mount Vernon. Washington was well known for his gardening experimentation and while in the gift shop I noticed an heirloom seed packet of Digitalis Purpurea (Foxglove) presumably grown from generations at the farm.

    I sewed several seeds a little late in the season this year, but I am getting results. The results leave me a bit confused.

    The leaves from the heirloom packet look very different than your standard foxglove leaf, which leads me to wonder what do I have? A hybrid? They have what look like the beginnings of a basal rosette. I will upload a standard foxglove leaf and then the plants I have produced.
     

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    Tyrlych Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    2,3 - Ambrosia artemisiifolia
     
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    Common Ragweed? Better pull before it spreads.
     

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