BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)
Digitalis purpurea L. (Foxglove)
||1 June 2000
|OS grid ref
||51° 30' N, 1° 10' W
||Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
|Stage or state
||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.