Lousewort (Pedicularis sceptrum carolinum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Lousewort
Pedicularis sceptrum carolinum
Scrophulariaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    Carminative, resolvent[178].

  • Edible Use

    Young plant – raw or cooked[178].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow in pots of turf collected from the proximity of wild colonies or sow directly onto the sites where the plants are to remain[200]. Division of established plants might be possible in the spring. Establish the divisions near the parent plants[200]
A semi-parasitic plant, growing on grass roots. This is a rather difficult species to establish in cultivation, it is best grown in conditions that approximate to its native habitat[200]. It requires a moist peaty soil and the presence of host grasses[1]. Requires a partially shaded to sunny site in a well-drained gritty but moist soil[200].
Europe.

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