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General Plant Information



  Common Name:
  Scientific Name:
  Whorled Lousewort
  Pedicularis Verticillata
  Family:
  Genus:
  Orobanchaceae
  Pedicularis
  Habitat:
  Sun Exposure:
  Alpine, Moist Slopes
  Shadow
  Overall Height:
  Flower Size:
  8 to 12 inches
  4 to 5 inches (each inflorescence)
  Flower Color:



Pedicularis Verticillata is a tall Lousewort found in Alaska and western Canada. The Pedicularis genus which was formerly part of the Scrophulariaceae family, has been reclassified into the Orobanchaceae family. This purple wild flower can be found in alpine habitat, but requires a reasonable amount of moisture to thrive.

The stems are in full bloom in June.









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