Botanical name: Pedicularis oederi Family: Orobanchaceae (Broomrape family)
Oeder's Lousewort is a perennial herb with lemon-yellow 2-lipped flowers, or with a purplish or reddish tip to the 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, roadly linear, pinnately cut into numerous short pointed toothed lobes. The plant grows from spindle-shaped tubers. 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: Pankaj Kumar
The flower labeled Oeder's Lousewort is ...