Friday, August 26, 2005

Furbish Lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) COLOR PHOTO

Furbish Lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) FREE COLOR PHOTO: Furbish Lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) S. Wats. St. Johns River lousewort, Symbol: PEFU, Group: Dicot, Family: Scrophulariaceae, Growth Habit: Forb/herb, Duration: Perennial, U.S. Nativity: Native. View 87 genera in Scrophulariaceae, 34 species in Pedicularis Furbish's Lousewort is a perennial herb that reaches some 75 cm in height. Threre is usually a single stem that may produce a few branches near it's top as we see in this example.

The leaves are deeply incised particularly in their maturity.The species is only found in a small range along the St. John River in New Brunswick Canada and Maine. This very small population is estimated to include around 1200 examples, marking it as highly endangered. It grows in moist but well drained river bank areas with sandy or gravelly soil. very close to the water in patches that are shaded most of the day. The blooming season runs from early July to late August it's flowrers are pollinated by bumblebees. Reproduces from seeds that grow close to the parent plants

Title: Furbish Lousewort, Alternative Title: (Pedicularis furbishiae), Creator: Storks, Irene, Source: WO-3115-CD-36B, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: Botany, Plants, Plant, Endangered, Flowering Plant.

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Furbish Lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) FREE COLOR PHOTO

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USDA, NRCS. 2005. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Kingdom Plantae – Plants, Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants, Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants, Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants, Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons, Subclass Asteridae –, Order Scrophulariales –, Family Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family, Genus Pedicularis L. – lousewort, Species Pedicularis furbishiae S. Wats. – St. Johns River lousewort.

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