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Wooly Lousewort

Pedicularis lanata

Description:

Perennial,bright yellow taproot;stems simple,4-25cm high,densely white-wooly.Lower leaves long petiolate;uper leaves short petioate;blades narrow,deeply pinnatifid to pinnately compound;lobes toothed to pinnatifid.Inforescence densely flowered but soon elongating;bracts similar to leaves,white-wooly;calyx 5-toothed;corolla15-20mm long,deep pink or rarely white,upper lip slightly arched,lacking teeth;capsule 8-13mmlong,ovate with an acute beak

Habitat:

moist stony tundra North America,arctic-alpine;barely entering Siberian Peninsula;in North America,southern greenland and Quebec to Alaska,south to northrn British Colmbia,in Yukon found through out the alpine regions.

Notes:

description- Flora of the Yukon Territory by William J. Cody National Research Council of canada -Publication ISBN 0-660-18110-X Note- wikipedia does not list several of the Yukon pedicularis. this being one of them.

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Yukon, Canada

Lat: 64.92, Long: -137.03

Spotted on May 29, 2011
Submitted on Jun 1, 2011

Spotted for mission

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