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

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Pedicularis groenlandica
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Pedicularis
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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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.
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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:   (Accessed: Jun 23, 2018).

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