(Pedicularis centranthera )
Photo Copyright 2002 Lee Dittmann
Description: Low-growing perennial. Stems 1-5/8 - 4 inches (4-10 cm), more-or-less smooth (glabrous); caudex long. Leaves alternate, basal, greater than inflorescence. Flower calyx lobed, 5/8 - 7/8 inches (15-22 mm), ciliate or long-hairy. Corolla 1-3/16 - 1-3/4 (30-42 mm), club-like, pale-purple, darker tipped.
- Corolla more-or-less club-like, upperlip hooded.
- Leaves lobed with fine teeth and taller than inflorescence.
- Corolla 1-3/16 - 1-3/4 30-42 mm), pale purple, darker tipped.
Distribution: Lassen County. Also Nevada and Oregon. Within public lands managed by the Eagle Lake Field Office northwest of Mud Flat, near Karlo and Stony Creek Road at Highway 395.
Habitat: Loamy alluvial basins and flats in sagebrush at 4,200 to 5,000 feet in elevation.
Flowering Period: May - June
Similar Plants: Pedicularis semibarbata, but flowers yellow and this plant grows mostly in the forest.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 2