Pedicularis bracteosa Benth.
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: PEBR
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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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , OR , UT , WA , WY
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 resourcesUSDA: Find Pedicularis bracteosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pedicularis bracteosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pedicularis bracteosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff