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Elephant Head (Pedicularis groenlandica)

Natural History

Elephant Head is a member of the Snapdragon or figwort Family. It grows to 3 feet in height and has long, narrow green leaves which alternate along the stem and grow to 10 inches in length. The plant grows in wet meadows and near cold streams at elevations between 8000-10000 feet.

Elephant Head gets its name from the shape of its flowers.

Elephant Head blooms in August and produces pink or purple flowers which are shaped like a miniature elephants head to 0.5 inches in length (not including the trunk), which grow in a cluster at the top of the stem.

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