|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
Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine (7200 to 13000 ft.); moist areas in conifer forests and meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial of usually several, clustered stems up to 6 to 20 inches tall, unbranched.
Leaves: Alternate, lanceolate to linear-oblong 1-1/2 to 3-1/4 inches long, often reddish with small teeth along edges.
Inflorescence: A loose raceme of pale yellow or creamy white blossoms; lower flowers sometimes arising from the leaf axils; flowers two-lipped, hooded upper lip twisted downward and the lower-lip 3-lobed; calyx deeply cleft below into 2 segments, each with a pointed tip.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, E-Flora BC and Burke Museum of Natural History.
|BONAP Distribution Map
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County