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Pedicularis palustris
Pedicularis palustris
Marsh Lousewort
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0716 0293 (2016-07-05)

Copyright © 2016 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  May 23, 2009
  • latitude 45.84095   longitude 14.59228     View on Google Maps.
  • location   West of village Rašica (Dolenjska, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: močvirski ušivec - Habitat: marshy grassland, flat terrain, full sun, elevation 490 m (1.600 feet); average precipitations ~ 1.400 mm/year, average temperature 8 -10 deg C, alpine phytogeographical region. Substratum: soil. Comment: Pedicularis palustris is a Euro-Siberian-North-American species. It can be easily recognized to species level by its branched habitus (the only one species in genus Pedicularis among 13 of them growing in Slovenia). Also their usual habitat, that is marshes, is typical. Since marshes are quickly disappearing from our environment, it is also an endangered species, which is protected in several European countries including Slovenia. In Europe it is nowhere a common plant, however spread in almost whole Alps excluding their most south-western part. It cannot be found in south European mountains: Pyrenees, Apennines and Dinaric mountains, but grows in east Balkan Peninsula, Carpathians, Jura and other northern European plains and mountains. Pravilnik o uvrstitvi ogroženih rastlinskih in živalskih vrst v rdeči seznam, Uradni list RS, št. 82/2002 (Regulation of enlisting of endangered plant and animal species onto Red List, Official Gazette of Republic Slovenia, no. 82/2002) (2002). Enlisted in the Slovene Red List of rare and endangered species, marked by 'V' representing a vulnerable species. Ref.: (1) M.A. Fischer, W. Adler, K. Oswald, Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol, LO Landesmuseen, Linz, Austria (2005), p 749. (2) A. Martinči et all., Mala Flora Slovenije (Flora of Slovenia - Key) (in Slovenian), Tehnična Založba Slovenije (2007), p 569. (3) D. Aeschimann, K. Lauber, D.M. Moser, J.P. Theurillat, Flora Alpina, Vol. 2., Haupt (2004), p 264. (4) K. Lauber and G. Wagner, Flora Helvetica, 5. Auflage, Haupt (2012), p 934.
  • camera   Nikon D70 /Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_344/2009_DSC8395
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Marsh Lousewort (photographer)
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