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Pedicularis lanceolata (Swamp lousewort)
Cressler, Alan

Pedicularis lanceolata

Pedicularis lanceolata Michx.

Swamp Lousewort

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Pedicularis auriculata, Pedicularis pallida, Pedicularis virginica

USDA Symbol: PELA2

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

Pedicularis lanceolata has many opposite leaves on a stem 12-36 inches (30-90 cm) tall and light yellow flowers. It usually occurs in wet meadows with limestone soil


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Oblong
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AR , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SD , TN , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON

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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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