|Scientific Name||Pedicularis parryi ssp. parryi||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PEPAP4|
|Common Name||Parry's Lousewort||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||524417|
|Family||Orobanchaceae (Broomrape), formerly Scrophulariaceae||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Subalpine to alpine; mountain and alpine meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 24 inches tall; cluster of several reddish stems.
Leaves: Mostly basal leaves 1-1/4 to 6 inches long, pinnatfid (fern-like) with teeth along edges of the lanceolate lobes.
Inflorescence: A dense spike-like raceme 2 to 10 inches long of 5 to 50 flowers with pale yellow to white two-lipped corollas, the upper lip hooded and the lower lip with 3 lobes; green calyx with reddish-purple streaks and 5 pointed lobes; green bracts just below with 1 or 2 pairs of narrow linear lobes.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, Flora of North America and SW Colorado Wildflowers.
Note: The plants here are thought to be ssp. parryi because of their location (above 12000 ft.), lack of stem leaves and entire bract margins (except for the lobes).
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