wood betony


noun

the betony, Stachys officinalis.
a hairy lousewort, Pedicularis canadensis, native to eastern North America, having deeply lobed leaves and a dense cluster of yellow or red tubular flowers.

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Origin of wood betony

First recorded in 1650–60
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