Alpine Lousewort

a photo of alpine lousewort
This alpine lousewort (Pedicularis suedica spp. scopulorum) above can be found in wet tundra areas of Rocky Mountain National Park. It can be identified by its rose to purple  flowers with white hairs interspersed among them, and by its lobed leaves.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

 
a photo of a purple lousewort
The purple lousewort (Pedicularis crenulata) below can be found in wet montane areas of the park a bit lower in altitude than the alpine lousewort. It has rose, purple, or occasionally white flowers and narrow, undivided leaves.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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