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Common Name: Lousewort
Pedicularis sudetica is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.25 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Bogs, flushes and mossy tundra in the arctic zone[
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. This species is rather difficult to establish in cultivation, it is best grown in conditions that approximate to its native habitat[
]. It requires a moist peaty soil and the presence of host grasses[
]. Requires a partially shaded to sunny site in a well-drained gritty but moist soil[
Root - raw or cooked[
Leaves and young shoots - cooked. Added to soups[
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[
Division of established plants might be possible in the spring. Establish the divisions near the parent plants[