Wild Foxglove


Wild Foxglove or African Foxglove (Ceratotheca triloba)


The wild foxglove is an annual herb. It grows tall and straight, and its leaves are opposite one another and slightly toothy. Its flowers are an elongated cone shape and vary from a light pink to white in colour.


The wild foxglove can be found in South Africa in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the Kruger National Park. They grow next to roads and between rocks.

Field Notes

Its flower is showy and dramatic, particularly when growing densely along the wayside. It must be noted, despite its beauty, that the entire wild foxglove is poisonous to both humans and animals.