Pedicularis lanata subsp. lanata

Synonyms: Pedicularis kanei Durand
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 524.

Plants 6–20 cm. Leaves: basal 2–20, blade lanceolate to oblanceolate, 10–30 x 2–5 mm, 1-pinnatifid or 2-pinnatifid, margins of adjacent lobes nonoverlapping, serrate, surfaces glabrous; cauline 2–20, blade lanceolate to oblanceolate, 10–40 x 2–5 mm, 1-pinnatifid or 2-pinnatifid, margins of adjacent lobes nonoverlapping, serrate, surfaces glabrous or scattered woolly. Racemes simple, 1–4, exceeding basal leaves, each 12–100-flowered; bracts subulate, 10–40 x 2–5 mm, undivided or 1-pinnatifid, proximal margins entire, distal serrate, proximal surfaces densely woolly, distal glabrous or slightly to densely woolly. Pedicels 1–2 mm. Flowers: calyx 5–6 mm, densely woolly, lobes 5, triangular, 1–2 mm, apex entire, long-ciliate; corolla 14–22 mm, tube pink or reddish purple, 10–15 mm; galea concolored, pink to reddish purple, 4–7 mm, beakless, margins entire medially and distally, apex arching over abaxial lip; abaxial lip pink or reddish purple, 4–7 mm. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering May–Aug.
Habitat: Grassy alpine and arctic tundras, fellfields, rocky slopes.
Elevation: 20–2100 m.

Distribution

Greenland, Alta., B.C., N.W.T., Nunavut, Que., Yukon, Alaska, Mont., n Asia

Discussion

Although Pedicularis lanata has priority, P. kanei (1856) is a synonym that is used commonly for this species. In fact, E. Hultén (1968) in his list of synonyms of P. kanei annotated P. lanata as of American authors. In the same treatment, Hultén listed P. kanei subsp. adamsii, but his distribution map did not show it occurring in North America. H. J. Scoggan (1978–1979) listed P. lanata forma alba Cody based on its white flowers.

The densely woolly inflorescence and bright yellow taproot of Pedicularis lanata are diagnostic. Pedicularis hirsuta, also with a densely woolly inflorescence and similar corolla color, can be confused with P. lanata; however, the galea margins of P. hirsuta are minutely toothed, and the taproots are pale.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

reddish purple +  and pink +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
beakless +  and beaked +
Bruce W. Robart +
Willdenow ex Chamisso & Schlechtendal +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
2-pinnatifid;1-pinnatifid;lanceolate;oblanceolate +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
2mm;5mm +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
1-pinnatifid +, undivided +  and subulate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
tubular +, campanulate +  and symmetric +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
fleshy +  and woody +
whorled +  and alternate +
white +, yellow +, red +, purple +  and pink +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
glabrous or;slightly densely woolly +
Greenland +, Alta. +, B.C. +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Mont. +  and n Asia +
20–2100 m. +
hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
pink +  and reddish purple +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Grassy alpine and arctic tundras, fellfields, rocky slopes. +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
triangular +
entire +  and serrate +
nonoverlapping +
crenate +  and serrate +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering May–Aug. +
12-100-flowered;simple +
5 +  and 100 +
5 +  and 2 +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
Woolly (?) +, Villous (?) +, Hispid (?) +  and Glabrous (?) +
woolly;scattered;glabrous;glabrous +
Pedicularis kanei +
Pedicularis lanata subsp. lanata +
Pedicularis lanata +
subspecies +
reddish purple;pink +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +