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Swamp Lousewort has interesting fern-like leaves and modestly colored flowers. The unattractive common name, 'Lousewort,' derives from the mistaken belief that the consumption of this plant by cattle and sheep could induce an infestation of lice in these animals. In Illinois, there are only two species in this genus

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Source: Illinois Wildflowers

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