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Little elephant's head (Pedicularis attollens)
Little elephant's head (Pedicularis attollens) is a high elevation showy wildflower which favors semi-aquatic habitats. The common name refers to the individual flowers, which each have two drooping "ears" and a "trunk" which curls upward.
Little elephant's head (Pedicularis attollens), close-up of the inflorescence in bloom. Carson Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Alpine County, California.
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