Pedicularis canadensis

Wood Betony – Lousewort

Names and Myths

Pedicularis of lice (believed that cattle grazing in European lousewort would be covered with lice 49,

canadensis of Canada

Natural history / Folklore

Betonies are difficult to transplant due to a symbiotic relationship with underground fungi.1


April - June Narrow deeply lobed leaves, flowers red, yellow, or a mixture of both in the same head. Open woods, roadside banks.

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