Pedicularis densiflora

Indian Warrior

Erect leafy stem with large flower head, flowers covered with brown hairs. Leaves mostly basal, becoming smaller up the stem, oblong to lance-shaped, 2–12 in., divided, toothed segments, lobed with pointed tips. Flower head club-shaped, 2–5 in. long, containing leafy bracts longer than flowers, which are flaming to wine red or occasionally yellow. Flower has sturdy straight upper lip covering small lower lip. Grows in dense dry oak and pine forests at low to mid elevations. Widely distributed in California; northern limit of its range is southern Oregon.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes