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Marsh Lousewort

Pedicularis palustris

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Purple, 2 petals
 
Deep pink-purple flower with 2 lower lips and upper lip 5-toothed.
Fruit:
Brown elliptical capsule which splits open only on one side.
Leaves:
Alternate, feathery leaves. Basal leaves are long-stalked.
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Other Names:
European Purple Lousewort, Red Rattle, Red Rattle Grass, Swamp Lousewort.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, fens, heathland, meadows, moorland, seaside, swamps, wetland.