Several Purple foxglove were seen in bloom in the riparian zone of Stockhoff Creek near the beach access to Stillwater Cove west of State Highway 1. While this plant is not native to California, it is widely naturalized, especially in the Northern California coastal zone and part of the western Sierra.
Aggregate Ponds Info
Aggregate Ponds (Milepost 118 of the North Cascades Highway)
About one mile west of the Goodell Creek Campground is the entrance road to these human-made ponds. Material dredged from this area was used in the construction of SR 20. Now the ponds are excellent birding areas. Keep in mind that these ponds are owned by Seattle City Light and vehicle access is not permitted. Park at least fifty feet from the gate and continue on foot.
Fox Glove (Digitalis purpurea), Southern section Lost Coast, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, California
Digitalis purpurea (foxglove, common foxglove, purple foxglove or lady's glove), is a species of flowering plant in the genus Digitalis, in the family Scrophulariaceae, native and widespread throughout most of temperate Europe. It is also naturalised in parts of North America and some other temperate regions. The plants are well known as the original source of the heart medicine digoxin, (also called digitalis or digitalin).