Botanical name: Pedicularis oederi var. heteroglossa Family: Orobanchaceae (Broomrape family)
Synonyms: Pedicularis heteroglossa
Pink Oeder's Lousewort is a perennial herb with pink 2-lipped flowers, or with a dark purplish upper lip, borne in dense oblong cluster, carried on top of a solitary stem, 2.5-10 cm tall. Flower tube is up to twice as long as the sepal cup. The upper lip is oblong with a rounded tip and longer than the broad, 3-lobed lower lip. The bell-shaped sepal cup is densely hairy. Leaves are stalked, mostly at the base, broadly linear, pinnately cut into numerous short pointed toothed lobes. The plant grows from spindle-shaped tubers. Pink Oeder's Lousewort is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to SW China and also in Europe, at altitudes of 3600-4800 m. Flowering: June-August.
Identification credit: Krishan Lal
The flower labeled Pink Oeder's Lousewort is ...