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A picture of a Marsh Lousewort

Marsh Lousewort

Pedicularis palustris

Pedicularis palustris by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

8cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Marsh Lousewort Overview

Pedicularis palustris is a herbacous perennial in the Orobanchaceae family. It has an upright habit and produces branching stems bearing feathery, fern-like foliage and attractive, tubular purple flowers. It typically grows to around 60cm in height and is commonly found across the east of the UK.

Special features of Marsh Lousewort

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Marsh Lousewort

Wildflower/meadow, partly parasitic.