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==General Information and Anatomy==
 
==General Information and Anatomy==
The louseworts are the only members of the family whose range extends into the High Arctic. They are characterized by colourful spikes of flowers and a basal rosette of leaves. The calyx of each flower is tubular and the petals are arranged in two sections. The upper part forms a helmet that conceals the stamens, while the lower portion lies flat to create a landing pad for insects; this drops down under the insect's weight to provide access to the nectar. Young flowering stems and roots of the woolly lousewort, ''P. lanata'', arctic lousewort, ''P. arctica'', and hairy lousewort, ''P. hirsuta'', are '''edible''' – either raw in salads or cooked.
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They are characterized by colourful spikes of flowers and a basal rosette of leaves. The calyx of each flower is tubular and the petals are arranged in two sections. The upper part forms a helmet that conceals the stamens, while the lower portion lies flat to create a landing pad for insects; this drops down under the insect's weight to provide access to the nectar. Young flowering stems and roots of the woolly lousewort, ''P. lanata'', arctic lousewort, ''P. arctica'', and hairy lousewort, ''P. hirsuta'', are '''edible''' – either raw in salads or cooked.
  
 
==Distribution==
 
==Distribution==
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The louseworts are the only members of the Figwort family whose range extends into the High Arctic.
  
 
==External resources==
 
==External resources==

Latest revision as of 17:36, 24 February 2020

Capitate Lousewort - Pedicularis capitata

Capitate Lousewort
Capitate-lousewort.png
Capitate lousewort, Pedicularis capitata.
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Plantae
(unranked):
Tracheophytes
(unranked):
Angiosperms
(unranked):
Eudicots
(unranked):
Asterids
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Orobanchaceae
Genus:
Pedicularis
Species:
P. capitata

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Capitate Lousewort is a member of the largest genus within the Figwort family: Pedicularis.

General Information and Anatomy

They are characterized by colourful spikes of flowers and a basal rosette of leaves. The calyx of each flower is tubular and the petals are arranged in two sections. The upper part forms a helmet that conceals the stamens, while the lower portion lies flat to create a landing pad for insects; this drops down under the insect's weight to provide access to the nectar. Young flowering stems and roots of the woolly lousewort, P. lanata, arctic lousewort, P. arctica, and hairy lousewort, P. hirsuta, are edible – either raw in salads or cooked.

Distribution

The louseworts are the only members of the Figwort family whose range extends into the High Arctic.

External resources

Name ID
NCBI Taxonomy 669764
WikiSpecies Pedicularis
Wikipedia Pedicularis
iNaturalist Capitate Lousewort
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