Purple flower spikes
This common British wildflower has tall spikes of tubular purple flowers.
The flower spikes of foxglove grow to 1.5 metres high and are popular with bumble bees. The flowers are often found in early summer on the edge of woodland. The large blooms are dark pink outside and white with purple spots inside. Each flower tube is about 2 to 3cm across. The mid-green oval leaves are downy and about 20cm long.
I saw some beautiful foxglove flowers growing in the shelter of stone walls while walking in Derbyshire in June.
I also saw white foxgloves growing wild at Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire and Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire but I didn’t manage to photograph them.