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Connecticut Plants
Swamp Lousewort
Pedicularis lanceolata Michx.

Swamp lousewort is a threatened plant in Connecticut. Swamp lousewort can be confused with a related plant, wood betony. Swamp lousewort, however, is a taller, more upright plant, and its leaves have no stalk or only a very short stalk.

  • Family: broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
  • Habitat: wet meadows, shores, swamps; generally in limestone soil
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch long
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: August to September
  • Origin: native
Pedicularis lanceolata Michx.
Pedicularis lanceolata Michx.
Pedicularis lanceolata Michx.