Pedicularis crenulata
    Code: 2PED-A3
    SKU: Lot A3 - 200 seeds
    Price: $2.95
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    Purple Lousewort or Meadow Lousewort or Scallop-leaf Lousewort Orobanchaceae:

    Perennials, this species grows between 20 to 35cm tall, and is more or less covered with woolly hairs on newer growth. Basal leaves lacking, those on the stem 3-6cm long, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, crenately toothed or lobed with thickened white margins. Flowers about 2cm in length, purple to burgundy, the upper leaf broadly hooded, in spike-like racemes. Plants bloom in summer, typically June and July.

    Native from California to Wyoming and Colorado where it is found near water ways. A rare mesic plant in much of its native range. Sow at 60-75F with germination in 7 to 21days.If no results, move to 24-39F or 6+ weeks.

    200+ seeds
    Pedicularis groenlandica
      Code: 1PED-A9
      SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
      Price: $2.00
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      Elephant Head or Long Beaked Pedicularis Scrophulariaceae:

      Perennial with hairless, upright, simple stems and erect upright leaves. The flowers are collected together in club like clusters, somewhat resembling a Liatris. The soft to dark purple-pink flowers are shaped like elephant heads, with a long trunk-like forward facing spur. In the spring the fern-like foliage is tinted red, later when the plants bloom reddish tinted stems are produced. As summer comes the plants become green, they bloom for many weeks. In the fall even the dried seed heads continue to show the elephant's trunk. Blooms early and midsummer. Grow in full sun on moisture retentive soils, they are a partial root parasite and grow best mixed with grasses and other plants.

      Zones 3-8

      North American native found from Labrador Greenland and Hudson Bay to the Northwest Territory and British Columbia south in the Rocky Mountains to New Mexico and in the Sierra Nevada to California.

      100 seeds

      Pedicularis semibarbata
        Code: PESE-A8
        Price: $3.95
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        Pinewoods Lousewort

        A low growing species, with yellow flowers nested down amongst the foliage. This species is a perennial with several stems that grow up to 20 centimeters (20 cm = 0'7-28/32") tall. The plants grow from deeply seated caudex, and most of the lengths of the stems are beneath the soil surface, giving the plant the appearance of a short stature. The lance-shaped leaves are up to 20 centimeters (20 cm = 0'7-28/32") long, fern-like being divided into many toothed or lobed segments. The stems and leaf stems are tinted reddish and the foliage is covered with short silvery hairs. It is a root-parasite found growing on the roots of conifers and lupines.

        Native to California and Nevada, where it is found growing in open pine forests.

        15 seeds