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The Toothwort (Lathraea) is so called because its scales have a sort of resemblance to human teeth.The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot
The roots are of singular form, almost like human teeth, arranged as scales, whence the name Toothwort.
The botanists call it the toothwort (Dentaria), also pepper-root.A Year in the Fields|John Burroughs
Parasitic on the roots of the hazel is found the curious leafless Lathraea Squamaria or toothwort.