Pedicularis groenlandica (Elephanthead lousewort)

Erect fibrous‐rooted perennial, up to 30 in. tall, with fern-like leaves and showy pink flowers (occasionally white) resembling an elephant’s trunk and ears. High moisture requirement, growing in wet meadows, seeps and along streambanks at 2,500-13,000 ft. elevations in the western U.S. and Canada, often in large colonies. Parasitic on adjacent wetland plants.

 

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single Crown

Mature Height: up to 30 in.

Bloom Color: Pink

Bloom Period: 

Annual Precipitation: 27-115 in.

Drought Tolerance: 

Shade Tolerance: Low

Elevation: 2,50-13,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: No

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.8-7.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 175,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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