Taxon  Report   6101    
Pedicularis contorta  Benth.
Coiled lousewort,  Curved beak lousewort
Pedicularis contorta
© 2011 Christopher L. Christi
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Pedicularis contorta
© 2006 Shawn DeCew
Pedicularis contorta
© 2000 John Game
Pedicularis contorta, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Oregon, Washingtom.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Pedicularis contorta
© 2007 Matt Below
Genus: Pedicularis
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, bogs/fens

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Pedicularis contorta var. contorta
More information about  Pedicularis contorta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).