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

Bracted Lousewort

Pedicularis bracteosa var. bracteosa

Synonyms: Pedicularis montanensis, Pedicularis paddoensis, Pedicularis thompsonii

Bracted Lousewort: Pedicularis bracteosa var. bracteosa (Synonyms: Pedicularis montanensis, Pedicularis paddoensis, Pedicularis thompsonii)

Bracted lousewort as seen along the Round the Mountain Trail in Bird Creek Meadows, southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..........August 1, 2014.

Flower of Bracted Lousewort: Pedicularis bracteosa var. bracteosa (Synonyms: Pedicularis montanensis, Pedicularis paddoensis, Pedicularis thompsonii)

The photo above shows a close-up of the corolla and sepals of bracted louwewort (var. bracteosa). The upper lip of the corolla is slightly beaked, while the slender lateral lobes of the sepals (see lowermost calyx) are lined with glandular hairs, a characteristic of this variety, which can also have purplish corollas (See photo below.). Photographed in meadows immediately north of Hellroaring Creek adjacent to the Island Springs Trail #66 on Yakama Nation lands at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........July 17, 2005.

Pinnately compound leaf of Bracted Lousewort: Pedicularis bracteosa var. bracteosa (Synonyms: Pedicularis montanensis, Pedicularis paddoensis, Pedicularis thompsonii)

The photo above shows the pinnately compound stem leaf of bracted lousewort (var. bracteosa). Note that the leaflets are toothed. Photographed in meadows immediately north of Hellroaring Creek adjacent to the Island Springs Trail #66 on Yakama Nation lands at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........July 17, 2005.

Flower of Bracted Lousewort: Pedicularis bracteosa var. bracteosa (Synonyms: Pedicularis montanensis, Pedicularis paddoensis, Pedicularis thompsonii)

The photo above shows a close-up of a purplish-flowered bracted lousewort (var. bracteosa) as seen in upper Bird Creek Meadows at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........July 31, 2005. Note the gland-tipped hairs lining the margins of the sepals which is one characteristic of this variety.

Bracted Lousewort: Pedicularis bracteosa var. bracteosa (Synonyms: Pedicularis montanensis, Pedicularis paddoensis, Pedicularis thompsonii)

The photo above shows the upper stem leaf and inflorescence of bracted lousewort (var. bracteosa). Photographed in meadows immediately north of Hellroaring Creek adjacent to the Island Springs Trail #66 on Yakama Nation lands at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..........July 17, 2005.

Inflorescence of Bracted Lousewort: Pedicularis bracteosa var. bracteosa (Synonyms: Pedicularis montanensis, Pedicularis paddoensis, Pedicularis thompsonii)

The photo above shows the inflorescence of a purplish-flowered bracted lousewort (var. bracteosa) as seen in upper Bird Creek Meadows at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams........July 31, 2005.

Bracted Lousewort: Pedicularis bracteosa var. bracteosa (Synonyms: Pedicularis montanensis, Pedicularis paddoensis, Pedicularis thompsonii)

The photo above shows bracted lousewort (var. bracteosa) as seen in Bird Creek Meadows along the Round the Mountain Trail #9 at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........July 19, 2007.

Paul Slichter