E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Pedicularis sudetica Willd.
Sudetan lousewort (Oeder's lousewort; Sudeten lousewort; sudetic lousewort)
Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape family)
(Previously in Scrophulariaceae)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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SUBTAXA PRESENT IN BC
Pedicularis sudetica ssp. interior

Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from a stout branched rhizome; stems 1 to several, clustered, erect, 5-50 cm tall, unbranched, often purplish, nearly smooth to somewhat long-hairy, long-woolly in the inflorescence.
Leaves:
Leaves all or mostly basal, stalked, lanceolate, 4-7 cm long, pinnately lobed to deeply cleft, the lobes toothed or cleft and the ultimate divisions again toothed, the leaf axis broad; stem leaves 0 to 2 or 3, alternate, reduced.
Flowers:
Inflorescence a terminal spike of several to many flowers, the spike compact at first then elongating, subtended by 1 or 2 bracts similar to the leaves but much smaller, the flowers spirally arranged; corollas pink to purple or two-toned, 15-25 mm long, 2-lipped, the upper lip often darker, somewhat arched, hood-like, 6-13 mm long, beakless but with a pair of slender teeth near the tip, the lower lip often spotted, 3-lobed, shorter than the upper lip; calyces 8-12 mm long, white-woolly to smooth, 5-toothed, the teeth lanceolate, 3-5 mm long; stamens 4, the filaments smooth.
Fruits:
Capsules, oblong, abruptly short-beaked, 9-14 mm long; seeds several.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to wet meadows, thickets, open forest, peaty seepage sites, streambanks, rocky slopes, heath and tundra in the subalpine and alpine zones; frequent in BC east of the Coast Mountains north of 52degreeN; circumpolar, N to AK and YT; Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Pedicularis sudetica

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 475 1556 2300
Slope Gradient (%) 0 23 300
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
6 278 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
1 3 8
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
C
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
99
Modal BEC Zone Class
BAFA
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BAFA(48), BWBS(3), CMA(1), ESSF(10), MH(4), SWB(30)

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