Flowers on the fallow land
As beautiful as this flower, foxglove, looks, it also indicates that this piece of forest is out of balance.
It prefers to grow along roadsides and compacted, slightly acidic soils. In the forest it is often seen after clear-cuts and in places where a lot of light falls on the area. It is mainly found in coniferous forests, where the forest is usually disturbed anyway. A native forest would be too dark for these beauties. In their splendor they are not to be overlooked and perhaps their ever wider spread shows us well that they are actually out of place here. Until we have a majority of native tree species and a healthy forest again, we can still enjoy them and then relocate these uncomplicated fairy flowers to our gardens, where they make the wild bees happy.