Jude’s Garden Photography Challenge this month has the theme of wild flowers. She says, ‘this can be at the side of the road, a meadow, a wild flower garden, a single flower.’
Mine is from last year, but it’s May already and they’ll soon be back. In case some of you perhaps from different climates, don’t recognise it, it’s a foxglove, digitalis purpurea. Although the plant is poisonous, the leaves from digitalis is an ingredient used in heart drugs.
If you’d like to join Jude with a wild flower or two you have all of May to do so!
13 thoughts on “May Garden Challenge, Wildflowers”
Oh, magnificent AND a macro shot too. I loved seeing the foxgloves in the lanes last June, as you say, almost time for them again. I shall be out with the camera 🙂
Nice one, Gilly!
What a gorgeous flower :O♧
That really is wild. Fascinating! Thanks for the knowledge. Kind like a femme fatale. So beautiful, helpful, but so deadly.
Terrific close up and I love the edge detail. Amazing that a bloom so lovely is poisonous.
Purple is my favorite color! Very pretty!
Fabulous photo Gilly. Could be a sample in a lab looking at blood cells!
Outstanding closeup. Magnificent but poisonous. Look but don’t touch. 🙂
What a dramatic flower! You’ve beautifully captured its inner self. I’m waiting for foxglove here, and for hollyhocks. I’m now in a month I’ve already experienced here.
I once tried to grow foxgloves, I do love their stately elegance, but they flowered for 2 days then in the heat and humidity they just keeled over.
Great macro. Gilly. My dad used to grow foxgloves from seeds. 🙂