Herb: Lousewort


Latin name: Pedicularis langsdorffii


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Edible parts of Lousewort:

Root - cooked. The leaves are a tea substitute.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial

Habitat of the herb:

Meadows, rocky ridges and slopes at moderate to high elevations.

Propagation of Lousewort:

Seed - sow in pots of turf collected from the proximity of wild colonies or sow directly onto the sites where the plants are to remain. Division of established plants might be possible in the spring. Establish the divisions near the parent plants

Cultivation of the herb:

Meadows, rocky ridges and slopes at moderate to high elevations.

Medicinal use of Lousewort:

None known

Known hazards of Pedicularis langsdorffii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.