Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Pedicularis lanceolata Michx. image
Photographer: Keir Morse           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Scrophulariaceae
Pedicularis lanceolata Michx.
fen betony, swamp betony, swamp-lousewort
Pedicularis: from the Latin pediculus meaning "louse," referring to the old English belief that when cattle grazed on these plants, they became infested with lice
lanceolata: lance-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stems mostly solitary; partially parasitic
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" long, tubular-shaped, upper lip entire with the hooded tip covering the 4 stamens, lower lip almost as long as upper; inflorescence a leafy, conical spike both terminal and from the upper leaf axils; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:capsule, opening at the top
Leaf:mostly opposite, short-stalked, long, finely pinnately-toothed
Habitat: wet; meadows, prairies, marshes, shores; in limy soil

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