Betony – Wood

Pedicularis canadensis

Family Snapdragon (Scrophulariaceae)
Bloom Late spring, early summer
Habitat Dry woods, meadows
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 5-14″
Flower The flower is a spike cluster 1-3″ tall of yellow tube flowers. Individual flowers are 3/4″ long arranged in a tight fuzzy cluster. Flowers can be yellow, red, or both.
Leaf Leaves are highly divided, fern-like and narrow. They are covered with fine white hairs. Most leaves rise from the base of the plant but it also has several stem leaves.
Notes The plant spreads through horizontal roots (rhizomes) and colonies often form in large patches.


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