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ctnchprApril 25, 2010

This plant has squarish stems, and the flower looks a little like a salvia. A member of the mint family? TIA.

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Wood Betony, Lousewort - Pedicularis canadensis. It is here in the Piedmont as well as in some mountain locations. Native Americans used it for medicinal purposes.

We found some on rescues, but it did not transplant well.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 4:08PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

They may not like being transplanted because they are hemiparasites, acquiring some of their nutrition from the roots of other plants.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 11:02PM
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Thanks, y'all! I was hoping for another native hummer plant, but I can't find anything that says it attracts hummers.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 10:25AM
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I have seen hummers and butterflies drinking nectar from this species so don't get rid of it. Mark

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 10:55AM
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