Pedicularis species

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Scientific Name Pedicularis parryi ssp. parryi USDA PLANTS Symbol
PEPAP4
Common Name Parry's Alpine Lousewort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
524417
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape), formerly Scrophulariaceae SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine. Moist meadows, open areas above treeline.
Plant: Erect perennial about 12 inches tall, or less; cluster of several reddish stems.
Leaves: Mostly basal leaves, pinnatfid (fern-like) 1-1/2 to 4 inches long with teeth along edges of the lobes.
Inflorescence:
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Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Pedicularis racemosa ssp. alba USDA PLANTS Symbol
PERAA
Common Name Parrot's Beak ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
524421
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape), formerly Scrophulariaceae SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine. Woodlands, conifer forests, slopes.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 24 inches tall, reddish stems.
Leaves: Alternate, lanceolate to linear-oblong 1-1/2 to 4 inches long, often reddish with small teeth along edges.
Inflorescence: Two-lipped, creamy white blossoms in a raceme, upper lip twisted downward; lower-lip 3-lobed.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and Burke Museum of Natural History.
Colorado Status
Native

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