Calflora
Taxon  Report   6105    
Pedicularis groenlandica  Retz.
Elephant head lousewort,  Elephant heads, Elephant's head, Elephanthead lousewort
Pedicularis groenlandica
© 2009 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pedicularis groenlandica
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Pedicularis groenlandica
© 2010 Barry Rice
Pedicularis groenlandica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Pedicularis groenlandica
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Family: OROBANCHACEAE  
Genus: Pedicularis
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Elephantella groenlandica
PLANTS: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta
ICPN + PLANTS: Pedicularis groenlandica var. surrecta
More information about  Pedicularis groenlandica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PEGR2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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