West Highland Flora

Marsh Lousewort


Pedicularis palustris

 

Pedicularis palustris

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Frequent in marshy ground

Height c 25-60 cm.  Flower c 2-2.5 cm in length

ID: To distinguish from Lousewort:  Top (hooded) petal has four small teeth near tip rather than two.  Calyx is roundish with many ribs and has 2 leafy lobes rather than 4.

Other features: Much taller and more upright than Lousewort, and found in wetter places.

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