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Pedicularis bracteosa (Bracted lousewort)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Pedicularis bracteosa

Pedicularis bracteosa Benth.

Bracted Lousewort

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PEBR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

An erect plant with divided, rather fern-like leaves and bilaterally symmetrical, beak-like flowers in a dense raceme.

Western Louseworts vary from plants 3 (2.1 m) tall, to miniature ones only 1 (2.5 cm) high. The genus name, from the Latin pediculus (little louse), alludes to a superstition that livestock that ate these plants would suffer from an infestation of lice.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB
Native Distribution: British Columbia to northern California; east to Colorado, Utah, Montana, and Alberta.
Native Habitat: Moist woods and meadows in the mountains.

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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