Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pedicularis racemosa -- (Sickletop Lousewort)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pedicularis racemosa

This lousewort is distinguished by having undivided leaves; other species at the Park have pinnately-divided leaves. This is variety racemosa which has pinkish flowers. Found in meadows and woods, Sickletop Lousewort grows from low elevations to the middle subalpine.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: August 2, 2013
Pedicularis racemosa

The upper lip of the flower is strongly curved, touching the lower lip.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7904, -121.7197, 5743
Date: August 29, 2014
Pedicularis racemosa

Variety alba has white flowers and pale green leaves. It is much less common than the pink-flowered variety.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7904, -121.7197, 5743
Date: August 29, 2014

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