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FAIRY FOXGLOVE Erinus alpinus (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 30cm. Charming and hairy perennial that is tufted but unbranched. Grows on rocky banks and old stone walls. FLOWERS are 10-15mm across, the corolla pinkish purple with 5 lobes; borne in elongated, terminal spikes (May-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow-ovate, toothed and appear mainly as a basal rosette. STATUS-A familiar garden rockery plant that is naturalised locally in N England and Scotland.
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