OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Pedicularis canadensis   FAMILY Orobanchaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-29-001:
Pedicularis canadensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pedicularis canadensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood Betony, Eastern Lousewort, Fernleaf, Canadian Lousewort


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pediculariscanadensis

March    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

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JK Marlow    jkm210423_9675

April    Jackson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm210423_9678b

April    Jackson County    NC

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Keith Bradley    kab_p_canadensis_1235

April    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

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Keith Bradley    kab_p_canadensis_1244

April    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

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JK Marlow    jkm0505i_14

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm0505i_14b

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers form an array of yellow or reddish bent tubes, each with 4 lobes, per Southern Appalachian Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm0505j_03

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm120517_114

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Basal leaves are 2-5" long, deeply lobed and appearing fern-like, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm120517_116

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm150505_892

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm200522_5078

May    Jackson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm200522_5086

May    Jackson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm0406j_06

June    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Bald

Stem leaves are reduced in size upward with the upper almost sessile, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Pedicularis canadensis   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-29-001:
Pedicularis canadensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pedicularis canadensis

 

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1039

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Moist to dry forests and woodlands, streambanks, prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow, maroon or bi-colored
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx, each side completely fused
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in a spike, borne in the axils of leafy bracts

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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