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Pedicularis attollens (Little elephantshead)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Pedicularis attollens

Pedicularis attollens A. Gray

Little Elephantshead

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Little Elephantshead (Pedicularis attollens) has a corolla marked with white and rose, and head proportions not perfectly elephantine - the trunk, raised as if trumpeting, is only as long as the lower lip. It grows from the Cascade Mountains of Oregon to the Sierra Nevada in California.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Pedicularis attollens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pedicularis attollens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pedicularis attollens


Record Modified: 2022-11-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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