Herb: Lousewort

Latin name: Pedicularis sceptrum carolinum

Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Medicinal use of Lousewort:

Carminative, resolvent.

Description of the plant:


120 cm
(4 feet)


Habitat of the herb:

Fens, wet woods and river banks. Swampy places.

Edible parts of Lousewort:

Young plant - raw or cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

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 Lousewort:

Fens, wet woods and river banks. Swampy places.

Known hazards of Pedicularis sceptrum carolinum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.