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Pedicularis oederi

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Authors: Gren.   Godr.  

Botanical Description

Stems 5-15cm high, almost leafless, hairy above. Leaves mostly basal and long-stalked, somewhat shorter than the stems, pinnatisect with toothed lobes. Flowers 1.2-2cm long, yellow with a red-tipped upper lip in fairly dense spike-like racemes, late summer. Circumboreal and mountains further south (eastern Alps in Europe but rare, and Wyoming in North America), in damp grassland and tundra usually over limestone.