[Louseworts: The Genus Pedicularis in Mt. Adams Country]

Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis

Pedicularis groenlandica

Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta

Flower of Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta)

The flower of elephant's head as seen along the climber's trail along the southern rim of Hellroaring Valley, Mt. Adams........July 19, 2009.

Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta) - Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta)

Elephant's head growing at left in moist meadows along the climber's trail along the southern rim of Hellroaring Valley, Mt. Adams........July 19, 2009. The photo at right shows elephant's head still in bloom in moist meadows along the Round the Mt. Trail #9 near the headwaters of Gotchen Creek, Mt. Adams Wilderness.......August 13, 2017.

Flower of Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta)

The photo above shows a close-up side view of the corolla and calyx of elephant's head as seen at a seep at about 4400' on the ridgetop dividing the Dairy and Cougar Creek drainages at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........June 19, 2005.

Inflorescence of Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta)

The photo above shows the inflorescence of elephant's head as seen at a seep at about 4400' on the ridgetop dividing the Dairy and Cougar Creek drainages at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams........June 19, 2005.

Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta) - Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta)

Elephant's head as seen on the creek's banks in Gotchen Meadows, southeastern Mt. Adams, Gifford Pinchot National Forest........August 8, 2012.

Inflorescence of Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta) - Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta)

The photo at left shows a close-up of the inflorescence of elephant's head as seen at about 4000' in Swampy Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams........August 11, 2008. The photo at right shows the inflorescence of elephant's head as seen at Muddy Meadows, Mt. Adams Wilderness.....July 13, 2018.

Inflorescence of Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta) - Bull Elephant's-head, Elephanthead Lousewort, Elephant's Head, Elephant's Head Lousewort, Elephant's Head Pedicularis: Pedicularis groenlandica (Synonym: Pedicularis groenlandica ssp. surrecta)

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of turtle's head as seen at Bird Creek Meadows, Mt. Adams........September 1, 2001. Note the individual flowers which look very much like the head of an elephant!

Paul Slichter