Pedicularis sceptrum carolinum
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Common Name: Lousewort
Pedicularis sceptrum carolinum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Fens, wet woods and river banks[
]. Swampy places[
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[
]. 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[
Young plant - raw or cooked[
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[