Syn.: Pedicularis exaltata Besser, nom. nud., Pedicularis foliosa var. exaltata Bess. ex Benth., Pedicularis hacquetii subsp. exaltata (Besser ex Bunge) Klášterský, Pedicularis transsilvanica Schur
Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.; Scrophulariaceae Juss.
Pedicularis exaltata
Distribution: Carpathians species – from eastern Moravia to western Belarus and Ukraine, southward to Transylvania.
Ecology: It grows in open woodlands and moist meadows. It blooms from June to July.
Pedicularis exaltata
Description: Perennial, hemiparasitic herbs. Stem 100–150(–200) cm tall, erect, leafy throughout. Leaves lanceolate, 2-pinnatisect, 10–40 cm long, hairy beneath. Spike lax, 30–50 cm long; bracts glabrous; calyx glabrous, or with a few hairs on the veins, with very short teeth; corolla 20–28 mm long, corolla-tube glabrous inside, limb 2-lipped, upper lip galeate, 6–8 mm long and 3–3,5 mm wide, lower lip 3-lobed. The fruit is a capsule.
Threat and protection: The species is protected by law in Czechia and Ukraine.
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These images were taken in Czechia, Moravia, Bílé Karpaty, Porážky (June 13, 2009).