Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum

(Alpine Lousewort)

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Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum, Glacier Ridge, Summit Co. 0214

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Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum, Glacier Ridge, Summit Co. 0220

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Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 0697

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Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 5926

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Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 5578

Scientific Name Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum (Pedicularis scopulorum) USDA PLANTS Symbol PESUS2
Common Name Alpine Lousewort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 524427
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) formerly Scrophulariaceae Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (10000 to 13500 ft.); bogs, marshes, moist meadows and tundra.
Plant: Erect perennial less than 12 inches tall, multiple stems.
Leaves: Mostly basl, small, narrow, fleshy, leaves 1 to 3 inches long with pinnatifid, narrow, toothed lobes.
Inflorescence: Many 2-lipped rose-pink flowers in a hairy terminal raceme 1 to 2 inches long, upper lip curving downward, lower lip has 3 lobes.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Common Wetland Plants of Colorado's Southern Rocky Mountains" by Denise Culver, and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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