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Pedicularis racemosa (Sickletop lousewort)
Glase, Terry

Pedicularis racemosa

Pedicularis racemosa Douglas ex Benth.

Sickletop Lousewort

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



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

A bushy, leafy plant with several stems and twisted, white or pink flowers on short branches in upper leaf axils.

The contorted beak of this common mountain trailside plants corolla is distinctive, and the undivided leaves are unusual among western louseworts.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: British Columbia and Alberta south to southern Sierra Nevada, Idaho, Utah, and eastern New Mexico, and in Rocky Mountains from Montana to New Mexico.
Native Habitat: Coniferous woods and dry meadows in mountains.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-10-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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