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Pedicularis rostrata-capitata
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Pedicularis rostrata-capitata

Synonyms - Pedicularis jacquini Koch

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Distribution and Habitat - grows on alpine and subalpine meadows, cave sites, 1800-2400 m altitude.

Description - species perennial, erect stems 5-25 cm tall, hairy, two lines of white hairs. Leaves lanceolate, 1-2 x 6-9 cm, double-pinnate sectors glabra, dark purple. Terminal flowers in small heads, leaf-like bracts but smaller, peduncle 1-3 mm, calyx 8-9 mm glabru or pubescent on nerves, with lobes crenat-lobed; Corola 16-25 mm, pink tube (exceeding calyx ), upper lobe is dark purple, oblong top, 3-5 mm above the filament stamens oblong or slightly pubescent glabra. Blooms in July-August. Spindle capsule, 2 times longer than the calyx. Seeds ovoid to ellipsoid, apiculate, the truncated, 2-2.4 x 1-1.2 mm, brown oftenChis.

Curiosity - the name derives from Latin genus 'pedicularis' = lice, Linne is believed that this kind are repellent plants.

Pedicularis rostrata-capitatabelongs to the family Orobanchaceae, which contain parasites or semiparazite, with or without chlorophyll, leaf bracteiforme.

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