I've seen this flower in Scotland in August 2015:

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What is the name of that flower?

To help people google it:

The plant has light purple leaves with some white spots. On those white spots are dark purple points. It is sometimes quite high (about 1.70m I guess). The bloom points downwards.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm asking this question because I would like to upload the photo on Wikipedia Commons. And for personal curiosity. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 11:28
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    $\begingroup$ The common name in English is "foxglove". Note that they are poisonous. $\endgroup$
    – bli
    Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ Wow beautiful but do you telling that bright purple big things? they're NOT leaves. it is flower's corolla where petals fused and formed a bell-shaped structure. The 2-lipped 'personate' corolla with specialized abaxial surface ('throat') (here with dots and a tongue like shape) is a common characteristic of scrophulariaceae, or the snapdragon's family. It seems to be Digitalis sp of that family (however wikipedia shows now shifted to plantaginaceae) $\endgroup$
    – user25568
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 13:56

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It is a Digitalis purpurea

From the wikipedia page: Wiki Flower Close Up


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