Pedicularis pulchella

Pennell

Notul. Nat. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 95: 7, fig. [p. 9 (right)]. 1942.

Common names: Mountain lousewort
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 530. Mentioned on page 513.

Plants 6–12 cm. Leaves: basal 15–20, blade lanceolate to elliptic, 10–20 x 5–10 mm, 2-pinnatifid or 3-pinnatifid, margins of adjacent lobes extensively overlapping, serrate, surfaces glabrous; cauline 4–10, blade elliptic, 10–25 x 3–7 mm, 2-pinnatifid or 3-pinnatifid, margins of adjacent lobes extensively overlapping throughout, serrate, apex cuspidate, surfaces glabrous or tomentose. Racemes simple, 1–4, exceeding basal leaves, each 8–50-flowered; bracts lanceolate or elliptic to trullate, 4–25 x 3–6 mm, 2-pinnatifid, adjacent margins extensively overlapping, proximal margins entire, distal cuspidate, surfaces glabrous or tomentose. Pedicels 4–10 mm. Flowers: calyx 8–12 mm, tomentose, lobes 5, triangular, 1.5–3 mm, apex entire or pinnatifid to serrate, glabrous; corolla 17–27 mm, tube violet-red, 9–10 mm; galea violet-red, 7–15 mm, beakless, margins entire medially, 1-toothed distally, apex arching over abaxial lip; abaxial lip violet-red, 6–9 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Gravel fields and slopes at or above tree lines.
Elevation: 2700–3000 m.

Discussion

Pedicularis pulchella occurs in the Absaroka and Beartooth ranges of southwestern Montana and northwestern Wyoming, the Anaconda and Madison ranges of Montana, and one site in the Cascade Range of Washington. The overlapping adjacent lobes of its two-, or sometimes three-, pinnatifid leaves are a characteristic feature of P. pulchella.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
beakless +  and beaked +
Bruce W. Robart +
Pennell +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
3-pinnatifid;2-pinnatifid;3-pinnatifid;2-pinnatifid;lanceolate;elliptic +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
3mm;7mm +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
2-pinnatifid +, elliptic +  and trullate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
tubular +, campanulate +  and symmetric +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
fleshy +  and woody +
whorled +  and alternate +
Mountain lousewort +
white +, yellow +, red +, purple +  and pink +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br />) +
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2700–3000 m. +
hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Gravel fields and slopes at or above tree lines. +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
triangular +
entire +  and serrate +
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1-toothed +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
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Flowering Jun–Jul. +
Notul. Nat. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia +
8-50-flowered;simple +
5 +  and 100 +
5 +  and 2 +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
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tomentose;glabrous;tomentose;glabrous;glabrous +
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