|Scientific Name||Pedicularis bracteosa var. paysoniana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PEBRP2|
|Common Name||Payson's Lousewort||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||529438|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8000 to 12500); moist areas in meadows, wood, and along streams.
Plant: Erect perennial 12 to 40 inches tall; one to few stems.
Leaves: Fern-like basal and stem leaves pinnately-compound; segments often doubly-serrate to deeply incised.
Inflorescence: Many yellow or cream-colored blossoms in dense spike-like raceme 2 to 6 inches long; each corolla about 1 inch long with two lips, the helmet-like upper is arched or hooded and the lower, smaller lip has three lobes; calyx covered with pubescent hairs; leaf-like bracts project from among the flowers.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier, "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott, and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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