|Scientific Name||Pedicularis groenlandica||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PEGR2|
|Common Name||Elephant Heads||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||33377|
|Family||Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) formerly Scrophulariaceae||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (7500 to 13000 ft.); moist areas in meadows, along streams and around ponds.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 20 inches feet tall, purplish stems.
Leaves: Small, narrow, fleshy, leaves 2-1/2 to 8 inches long with pinnatifid, narrow, toothed lobes.
Inflorescence: Dense spike 2 to 6 inches long of 2-lipped pink or purple flowers, upper lip resembling an elephant's head with trunk curving upward.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier, and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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