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Pedicularis canadensis

Eastern Lousewort, Canadian Lousewort, Forest Lousewort, Wood-betony

Scientific Name:

Pedicularis canadensis

Genus:

Pedicularis

Species Epithet:

canadensis

Common Name:

Eastern Lousewort, Canadian Lousewort, Forest Lousewort, Wood-betony

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

“Moist to dry forests and woodlands, streambanks.” (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in Sandhills and Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Blooming Plant

image

Max Patch 2001

Blooming Plants

This is a white variety.

image

Tom Harville's garden, April 2004
© Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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