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Digitalis purpurea L. (Foxglove)

Date 1 June 2000
OS grid ref SU56
Lat/Lon 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Stage or state Plant
Record Summary "Centroradialis" form
Identification Notes: Monstrous terminal flower caused by a double recessive gene at a locus called "centroradialis".
The flowering stem terminates in the centre of the flower, so it appears the main shoot had formed the flower rather than a side shoot as is normally the case. There were two green and two purple very narrowly conical flowers behind the monstrous one, as well as a deformed one inside the flower itself. The stamens and anthers were very large.

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