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Pedicularis lanceolata - Michx.

Common Name Swamp Lousewort
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rich often calcareous meadows and shores[43]. Swamps[235].
Range Eastern N. America - Ontario to Connecticut, Manitoba, Ohio, Michigan and Nebraska.
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Pedicularis lanceolata Swamp Lousewort


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3
Pedicularis lanceolata Swamp Lousewort
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pedicularis lanceolata is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[105, 161, 257].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. A semi-parasitic plant, growing on grass roots. Rather difficult 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].

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Propagation

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]

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Pedicularis arcticaArctic lousewortPerennial0.0 0-0  LMHSNM10 
Pedicularis bicornuta Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM01 
Pedicularis canadensisCommon LousewortPerennial0.4 3-7  LMSNM12 
Pedicularis gloriosa Perennial0.8 -  LMSNM10 
Pedicularis hirsutaHairy lousewortPerennial0.1 0-0  LMSNM10 
Pedicularis kanei Perennial0.0 -  LMSNDM20 
Pedicularis langsdorffiiLousewort, Langsdorf's lousewort, Arctic lousewortPerennial0.0 0-0  LMSNM10 
Pedicularis longiflora tubiformis Annual0.2 -  LMHSNM02 
Pedicularis oliveriana Perennial0.5 -  LMHSNM02 
Pedicularis pyramidata Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM02 
Pedicularis resupinataLousewortPerennial1.0 -  LMSNM12 
Pedicularis sceptrum carolinumLousewortPerennial1.2 -  LMHSNM11 
Pedicularis sudeticaLousewort, Sudetic lousewort, Pacific lousewortPerennial0.3 0-0  LMHSNM20 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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