Photo of the Day: Foxglove Flower

| Taken by Aracely on May 12th, 2024 | 2 Comments »| Click to see all Photo of the Day

We found a field of beautiful foxglove flowers during our hike from Refugio Grey to Paine Grande Campsite.

Foxgloves are also called Witches’ Gloves, Dead Men’s Bells, Fairy’s Glove, Gloves of Our Lady, Bloody Fingers, Virgin’s Glove, Fairy Caps, Folk’s Glove, and Fairy Thimbles. These are biennial plants and are tall, slender perennials at 2-5′ in height and just 1-2′ wide. It is a very statuesque plant. It has numerous tubular flowers blooming on a spike, ranging in color from purple to white. Foxglove flowers appear in the summer months.  The flowers are bell-shaped and tubular, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, flattened above, inflated beneath, crimson outside above and paler beneath, the lower lip furnished with long hairs inside and marked with numerous dark crimson spots, each surrounded with a white border.  ~

Purple Bell Flower

Foxglove Flower in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia Chile

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2 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Foxglove Flower”

  1. Dina says:

    I love this foxgloves picture, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Matt says:

    Wow, excellent shot. What do you use for a camera?

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