: a large genus of hemiparasitic herbs (family Scrophulareaceae) found in temperate or alpine regions that have pinnate or pinnatifid leaves and variously colored bilabiate flowers in terminal spikes see lousewort

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New Latin, from Latin (herba) pedicularis lousewort

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“Pedicularis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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