Scrophulariaceae
Pedicularis racemosa

Sickletop Lousewort

Cluster of leafy, decumbent or spreading, branched, hairless stems. Leaf blade lance-shaped, undivided, saw-toothed. Flowers on upper stem with leaf-like bracts. Flowers pale pink, purplish, or white, upper lip pointing downward with long, narrow, crescent-shaped tip to one side resting on 3 larger lobes of lower lip. Grows in conifer forests, dry woods, slopes, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--20 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas, West Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes