Monday, November 2, 2009

Plant of the week: Nov 2

Wood betony
Pedicularis canadensis L.
other common names: lousewort, snaffles, beefsteak plant, high heal-all
Pedicularis: from Latin pediculus, meaning “louse” or “lousy.” Cattle and sheep grazing in pastures with this plant were once expected to become infected with lice.
Canadensis: meaning “of Canada”
Snapdragon family: Scrophulariaceae


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