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Pedicularis canadensis

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Common Name: Wood Betony, Canadian Lousewort

Part to full shade, moderately wet to dry moisture level, tolerates most soils except rocky, strongly acid to neutral pH.  1 ft. height, blooms in spring, light yellow and red flowers, re-seeds slowly.

Germination Code:  C(30), K

Native Region:  Statewide

This is a semi-parasitic plant that gets some of its nourishment from the roots of surrounding plants.  Has a distinctive flower color and finely cut foliage.

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Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
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Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/
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Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
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Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/
Wood Betony, Canadian Lousewort - Pedicularis canadensis
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/