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Elephant Head

Bright magenta flowers which look like elephant heads! The top petal bulges then tapers down to a curve like the elephant trunk. 3 other petals form ears and a lower lip. These tiny flowers are densely packed onto a vertical stem and often found in moist marshy areas. Leaves often have a reddish tint and are fern like.

This plant is parasitic.

Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Pedicularis Groenlandica
Growing Season:Summer
Soil Type:Wet marshy areas, streamsides
Other Names:

Elephant Head, Little Pink Elephant

Habitat:Montane, subalpine