Hemiparasitic plants

Submitted by Hoy on

This common plant, svarttopp ("Black-top", Bartsia alpina) is a common sight in the mountains here and elsewhere, often close to water.


Submitted by Lori S. on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 16:33

The dark flowers on the Bartsia look very decorative.  I've never seen one in real life - none occur here, but a species (I don't recall which offhand) occurs as an introduced weed further east on the prairies.
I love seeing Pedicularis and we have 12 species here, apparently, mostly found on alpine slopes and in boggy areas... I've only seen about 4 species - must try harder!

Some more hemiparasites:
1) Yellow rattle, Rhinanthus minor, from our hike the other day.
2, 3) And a couple of colour variations on Castilleja rhexifolia
4) Pedicularis bracteosa