Digitalis lanata Ehrh.

Taxonomy: Fam. Plantaginaceae// Genus: Digitalis// Species: Digitalis lanata Ehrh. The classification is given according to the Euro+Med PlanBase (source: Marhold, 2011+).

Determined according to the botanical keys provided in Flora Europaea Vol. 3 (Tutin et al., 1972).

Lifeform: Perrenial; Hemicryptophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Distribution: Native from Southeast Europe to Ukraine and Turkey according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).

Habitat: Grasslands, pastures, edges and clearings of forests.

Flowering period: Late spring – early summer: MAY, JUN.

Digitalis lanata – habit in habitat. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – habit. Hilly region near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – inflorescence. Hilly region near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – flowers. Hilly region near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – flowers. Hilly region near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – flowers. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – spent flowers. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – stem with leaves. Hilly region near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – stem with cauline leaves. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – habit (left) and inflorescence (right). Hilly region near village of Beli, 31.05.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – flowers and upper cauline leaves. Hilly region near village of Beli, 31.05.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – basal leaves and stem with cauline leaves. Hilly region near village of Beli, 31.05.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – habit (left) and inflorescence (right). Osogovo, ridge between “Mala” River and “Golema” River near lake “Gradche”, 06/2014. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – flowers. Osogovo, ridge between “Mala” River and “Golema” River near lake “Gradche”, 06.2014. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – flowers. Osogovo, ridge between “Mala” River and “Golema” River near lake “Gradche”, 06.2014. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – spent flowers. Osogovo, ridge between “Mala” River and “Golema” River near lake “Gradche”, 06.2014. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – stem with leaves. Osogovo, ridge between “Mala” River and “Golema” River near lake “Gradche”, 06.2014. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Digitalis lanata – basal leaves and stem with lower cauline leaves. Osogovo, ridge between “Mala” River and “Golema” River near lake “Gradche”, 06.2014. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Digitalis lanata Ehrh. Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:802028-1 [Accessed 30.01.2021].

Digitalis lanata. Marhold, K. (2011+): Digitalis. – In: Euro+Med Plantbase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published on the Internet http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameCache=Digitalis%20lanata&PTRefFk=7200000 [Accessed 30.01.2022].

Tutin, T.G., Heywood, V.H., Burges, N.A., Moore, D.M., Valentine, D.H., Walters, S.M. & Webb, D.A. (1972). Flora Europaea. Volume 3: Diapensiaceae to Myoporaceae. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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