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Wood Betony

Pedicularis canadensis


Purple-red clover-like flowers with whitish tips. Same color leaves, similar in shape to Yarrow leaves. Clumping habit, reaches about 6 inches in height.


Open fields, wooded edges. Sandy, well-drained soil.


Surprising find in an old agricultural field that is slowly succeeding back to shrub habitat. Asked town maintenance to avoid mowing the area where the plants were spotted.

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Mar 6, 2011
Submitted on Mar 6, 2011

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