Dance of the Wood Betony (Pedicularis), a lovely parasitic native
May 2, 2017 / /
Swirling beauty! This semi parasitic native of our higher quality prairies is quite a sight in spring. Easily spotted when little else is in bloom in the prairie or oak savanna.
- Not a plant easily obtained. Not recommended for most gardens – just a fun plant worth knowing and looking for while hiking.
- Always buy native species (especially rarer types) from known and reputable growers. Never dig plants (such as betony), as they will most likely drop dead upon arrival to your gardens!
- Inquire for plant lists and growers whom are local.
- Designer Ed Max is also cert naturalist plus cert arborist, and designs many gardens , woodlands, and other properties (both traditional and naturalistic) and meshes native with non-native species for wonderful and varied garden and landscape!