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Wood Betony, Canadian Lousewort
Part to full shade, moderately wet to dry moisture level, tolerates most soils except rocky, strongly acid to neutral pH. 1 ft. height, blooms in spring, light yellow and red flowers, re-seeds slowly.
Germination Code: C(30), K
Native Region: Statewide
This is a semi-parasitic plant that gets some of its nourishment from the roots of surrounding plants. Has a distinctive flower color and finely cut foliage.