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This plant also known as Red Rattle, is very common in Scotland, Wales and Cornwall but not so much in England. It is a semi parasitic plant which prefers very boggy ground and, as the name suggests, produces seed which rattle in their pods.

Pedicularis palustris

Pedicularis palustris Marsh Lousewort

Lleyn, Wales 18th June 2010

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Pedicularis palustris Marsh Lousewort

LHS: Near Peghorn Lodge, Teesdale 21st June 2005 RHS: Lleyn, Wales 18th June 2010

Added on October 3rd 2005, updated 23rd February 2011