Lousewort

Pedicularis sylvatica

Common Name:
Lousewort
Scientific Name:
Pedicularis sylvatica
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
figwort family
Family (Scientific):
Orobanchaceae
Longevity:
Perennial
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Damp-Wet
Star Rating:
Flowering:
Apr - Sep
Height:
5 - 15cm

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Species Description

Lousewort is a native perennial growing 5-15 cm in height and flowers from April into September. The flowers provide important an food source for a wealth of species, some of which are of great ecological importance as well as rarity.