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A Writers Guide to Foxglove

Foxglove bears 2-5 foot tall spikes of tubular flowers. Colors include pink, red, purple, white, and yellow. The flower throats are often speckled. Particulars Botanical Name: Digitalis; Digitalis purpurea is the most well-known variety. Common/Folk Names: Bloody Fingers, Dead Men’s Bells, Cottagers, Cow-flop, Fairy Caps, Fairy Petticoats, Fairy Thimbles, Fairy Fingers, Fairy’s Glove, Fairy Weed, Folks Gloves, […]

A Writers Guide to Belladonna

Belladonna, commonly known as Deadly Nightshade, is a tall, branching plant in the Solanaceae family that can grow up to 5 feet in height. Atropa belladonna has purple bell-shaped flowers that are tinged with green. It has cherry-sized green berries that ripen to a dark purple or black. Yellow belladonna (Atropa belladonna var. lutea) is a rare pale-yellow […]

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