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Elephanthead

Pedicularis groenlandica

Description:

About 10 inches tall (total plant), fern-like leaves.

Habitat:

Marshy high mountain forest areas

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10 Comments

gifted-group11
gifted-group11 9 years ago

The flower looks like a holly hock

gifted-group13
gifted-group13 9 years ago

I love that photo it is very awesome

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Wow..Scrophulariaceae family... Are these annual like seen in India.. around the moist season.. July to December..?

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

I agree with Amber...looks right, right habitat!

AmberLundeen
AmberLundeen 10 years ago

I think this is elephants head

http://www.rootcellar.us/wildflowers/ele...

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

It was a wild guess...I thought the spurs on the lip might suggest a wild lupine but I couldn't really see the leaves.

lehite
lehite 10 years ago

Might be lupine, but the leaves looked quite a bit different. More fern-like. Also, it grew in marshy soil, not well drained. Thanks for the suggestion!

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Could it be a Lupine species?
http://extension.usu.edu/rangeplants/htm...

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

The flowers remind me of an orchid, but I've never seen anything like this.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Impatiens...?

lehite
Spotted by
lehite

Utah, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2011
Submitted on Aug 5, 2011

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