Foxglove was brought from Europe and used as a medicinal plant. It is highly toxic, affecting the muscle tissue and circulation in animals and humans when consumed. The flowers are pink-purple with deeper purple spots inside, and a bell-like shape. Plants can reach between 0.5-1.8m tall.
This invasive plant can easily be spotted along the Sea to Sky corridor between Lions Bay and Squamish. While Foxglove is easily pulled by hand, it is found in such large numbers in the Sea to Sky region that we aim to strategically control it. You can help by choosing not to plant it in your garden, and pulling it out where it has invaded your property.