Pedicularis procera

A. Gray

Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. 2, 34: 251. 1862.

Common names: Giant or Gray's lousewort
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 529. Mentioned on page 512, 530.

Plants 75–150 cm. Leaves: basal 2–4, blade lanceolate, 150–250 x 80–120 mm, 2-pinnatifid, margins of adjacent lobes nonoverlapping, entire or serrate, surfaces glabrous or hirsute; cauline 4–10, blade triangular to lanceolate, 60–300 x 5–90 mm, undivided or 1-pinnatifid or 2-pinnatifid, margins of adjacent lobes nonoverlapping, 2-serrate, surfaces glabrous. Racemes simple, sometimes paniculate, 1–3, exceeding basal leaves, each 10–50-flowered; bracts linear or narrowly lanceolate to subulate, 15–80 x 3–8 mm, undivided, proximal margins entire, distal entire or serrate, surfaces hispid to tomentose. Pedicels 0–1 mm. Flowers: calyx 10–15 mm, hispid to hirsute, lobes 5, triangular, 4–7 mm, apex entire, ciliate; corolla 22–30 mm, tube light yellow, greenish yellow, or light pink, 10–15 mm; galea light yellow, greenish yellow, or light pink, with purple to red veins, 9–15 mm, beakless, margins entire medially, 1-toothed distally, apex arching over abaxial lip; abaxial lip light yellow or light pink, with purple veins, 9–15 mm. 2n = 32.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Moist alpine meadows, aspen groves.
Elevation: 2400–4000 m.

Distribution

Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., S.Dak., Utah, Wyo.

Discussion

Although Pedicularis grayi A. Nelson appears in older floras, the name is superfluous and illegitimate. Pedicularis procera Adams ex Steven 1822 is invalid.

Pedicularis procera is the tallest species of Pedicularis in North America. Because the leaves closely resemble those of P. bracteosa, smaller plants can be easily mistaken for this species.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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light pink +  and light yellow +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
beakless +  and beaked +
Bruce W. Robart +
A. Gray +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
2-pinnatifid;1-pinnatifid;undivided;triangular;lanceolate +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
5mm;90mm +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
narrowly lanceolate +  and subulate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
hispid;hirsute +
tubular +, campanulate +  and symmetric +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
fleshy +  and woody +
whorled +  and alternate +
Giant or Gray's lousewort +
white +, yellow +, red +, purple +  and pink +
2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
Ariz. +, Colo. +, N.Mex. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
2400–4000 m. +
hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
light pink +, greenish yellow +  and light yellow +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Moist alpine meadows, aspen groves. +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
triangular +
entire +, 2-serrate +  and serrate +
nonoverlapping +
1-toothed +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Flowering Jul–Aug. +
Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. +
10-50-flowered;simple +
5 +  and 100 +
5 +  and 2 +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
Woolly (?) +, Villous (?) +, Hispid (?) +  and Glabrous (?) +
hispid;tomentose +
Elephantella +  and Pediculariopsis +
Pedicularis procera +
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light pink;greenish yellow;light pink;greenish yellow;light yellow +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
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