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Pedicularis langsdorffii ssp. arctica; Arctic Lousewort   

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Pedicularis langsdorffii ssp. arctica
Pedicularis langsdorffii ssp. arctica
Arctic Lousewort
Photographer: Sharon Chester

ID: 0000 0000 0113 2213 (2013-01-27)

Copyright © 2013 Sharon Chester

  • date of photo  Jul 1992
  • location   Northeastern Ellesmere Island, Canadian Arctic (Nunavut, Ellesmere Island, Canada)
  • family Orobanchaceae
  • plant community   Tundra
  • notes   Range: Amphi-Beringian. Occurs in the arctic–alpine zones on moist tundra barrens, meadows, and ridges, to 6550 ft (2000 m). ID: Height 4–10 in (10–25 cm). Leaves: Fern-like, green or reddish, lanceolate, pinnately-lobed, in a basal tuft. One to several, smooth, leafy stems with a showy, loose, leafy spike of blossoms at the tip. Flowers: Bright pink, with a prominently arched helmet that has 2 minute teeth near the protruding pistil. The large landing petal attracts insect pollinators to the flower’s nectary.
  • camera   Fuji Provia slide
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Arctic Lousewort, Langsdorff's Lousewort (photographer)
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