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Elephant-head
Orobanchaceae
Pedicularis groenlandica


gardengeek
gardengeek

Orobanchaceae Family

Pedicularis Genus

Location

Found in the mountains in Utah.

Physical Description
Each flower has a long, pointed beak which curves upward, superficially resembling the trunk of an elephant, and the lateral lobes of the flower resemble an elephant's ears.


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Orobanchaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Fern-like Magenta Flower
broomrape family
elephanthead lousewort.
Like other louseworts and related broomrape genera, this is a root parasite which obtains nutrients from the roots of other plants by piercing them with haustoria.

not a member of Scrophulariaceae

The common name lousewort, applied to several species, derives from an old belief that these plants, when ingested, were responsible for lice infestations in stock.



Elephant-head




Elephant-head
Elephant-head - August 16, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - August 02, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - August 02, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - July 22, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - July 22, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - July 20, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - July 20, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - July 20, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - July 20, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - July 20, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - July 20, 2009



Elephant-head - Flower
Elephant-head - Flower - July 20, 2009



Fern-like Magenta Flower - Flower
Fern-like Magenta Flower - Flower - July 13, 2009



Fern-like Magenta Flower - Flower
Fern-like Magenta Flower - Flower - July 13, 2009



Fern-like Magenta Flower - Flower
Fern-like Magenta Flower - Flower - July 13, 2009

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