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Pedicularis furbishiae

Pedicularis furbishiae S. Watson

Furbish's Lousewort, St. Johns River Lousewort

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Listed as an endangered species in both Canada and the US, Pedicularis furbishiae is limited to Maine and New Brunswick, where it occurs only on the upper reaches of the St. John river.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Yellow, sometimes tinged red.


Canada: NB
Native Habitat: Riparian

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Description: Sand

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1ZW
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (ME), Canada (N.B.)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust

Additional resources

USDA: Find Pedicularis furbishiae in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pedicularis furbishiae in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pedicularis furbishiae


Record Modified: 2023-01-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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