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 (lous′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
Any of numerous hemiparasitic plants of the genus Pedicularis, having spikes of irregular, usually hooded or beaked flowers.

[From the belief that sheep feeding on it were prone to lice.]


(Plants) any of various N temperate scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Pedicularis, having spikes of white, yellow, or mauve flowers. See also betony3


(ˈlaʊsˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

any plant of the genus Pedicularis, of the figwort family, with pinnate leaves of yellow or purple flowers.
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007 + Tephrosia virginiana * Group Pair Species Abandoned Pteridium aquilinum Bracken Fern + Managed Pedicularis canadensis Wood Betony Potentilla simplex Cinquefoil Disturbed Lupinus perennis Wild Lupine + Managed Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium Litde Bluestem Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed Krigia virginica False Dandelion Specificity Fidelity Group Pair Species (A) (B) Abandoned Pteridium aquilinum 0.
KUMMyNG (CyHAN)- Chinese botanists have rediscovered an herb, Pedicularis humilis, thought to be extinct.
Scavenging effects of phenylpropanoid glycosides from Pedicularis on superoxide anion and hydroxyl radical by the spin trapping method(95)02255-4," Biochemical Pharmacology, vol.
2012) carried out the pollen morphology of some endemic species of Pedicularis from Deosai plateau.
Geographic variation in seed mass within and among nine species of Pedicularis (Orobanchaccae): effects of elevation, plant size and seed number per fruit.
Pollen morphology and infra-generic evolutionary relationships in some Chinese species of Pedicularis (Scrophulariaceae).
Hemiparasitae 0 0 0 0 Phthirusa Hemiparasitae 0 1 0 0 0 pedicularis Rizzini LYTHRACEAE Cuphea micrantha Teroherbae 0 1 0 0 Kunth Cuphea odonellii Teroherbae 0 1 0 0 0 Lourt.
christii with a haustorial attachment from Pedicularis contorta, a parasitic coastal adjunct found on Mt.
Uwchben roedd cri'r gwylanod a dan draed roedd tresgl y moch, yr effros (eyebright; euphrasia) a melog y cwen (lousewort; pedicularis sylvatica) yn creu carped lliwgar ac roedd swn y tonnau'n llepian yn ddistaw ar y creigiau.
The species in winter pasture were: Carex qinghaiensis, Stipa crylovii, Achnatherum inebrians, Pedicularis alaschanica, Heteropappus altaicus, Stellera chamaejasme, Saussurea semifasciata, Artemisia frigida, Agropyron cristatum.