Pedicularis species

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Scientific Name Pedicularis groenlandica USDA PLANTS Symbol
PEGR2
Common Name Elephant Heads ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33377
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) formerly Scrophulariaceae Wildflower Center
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Description Montane to alpine life zones; erect perennial up to 2 feet tall, purplish stems; small, narrow, fleshy leaves to 6 inches long, pinnately-divided into narrow toothed lobes; multiple 2-lipped pink or purple flowers in long spikes, upper lipcurving upward. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum USDA PLANTS Symbol
PESUS2
Common Name Alpine Lousewort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
524427
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) formerly Scrophulariaceae Wildflower Center
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Description Subalpine and alpine life zones; erect perennial up to 10 inches tall, multiple stems; small, narrow, fleshy leaves to 4 inches long, pinnately-divided into narrow toothed lobes; many 2-lipped rose-pink flowers in terminal cluster, upper lip curving downward, lower lip has 3 lobes. Colorado Status
Native


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