Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Swamp Lousewort, Marsh Betony

Swamp Lousewort, Marsh Betony

Pedicularis lanceolata

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, rich soil, alkaline pH.  1-3 ft. height, blooms late summer to fall, yellow flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(30), K

Native Region:  Occurs only  in 9 counties scattered statewide:  Crockett, Stewart, Coffee, Warren, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Bradley, Union and Greene

Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee. This is a semi-parasitic plant that gets some of its nourishment from the roots of surrounding plants. Fern-like leaves.  Rare and tends to occur only in high quality wetlands.


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