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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Compound Leaves )
Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae)

Bracted Lousewort
Pedicularis bracteosa

Season: July/August
Habitat:
 Subalpine and Slightly Above
Height:
 Up to 100 cm

Description: The louseworts are a distinctive group of alpine wildflowers. This particular plant has sharply-toothed compound leaves, and numerous small yellow flowers arranged in a terminal spike. The yellow, tubular flowers push their way out from behind dense green bracts. There may also be a tinge of red on the flower-heads. The flowers do not all bloom simultaneously. The fern-like compound leaves are alternate, coarsely toothed and have many leaflets.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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