Pedicularis parryi ssp. mogollonica (Greene) G.D. Carr
Synonyms: Pedicularis mogollonica Greene; Pedicularis parryi Gray var. mogollonica (Greene) Dorn
Distinguishing Characters: Carr (Brittonia 23:280 - 291, 1971) distinguishes subsp. mogollonica from subsp. parryi by its taller stems and more numerous and largercauline leaves.
Distribution: New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.
Plants Seen or Cited:
Fletcher 3544 and 4834 (UNM); Rio Arriba
Co: Fletcher 8378 (UNM); Taos Co: Mackay 5T 285; Castetter and
Dittmer 9818 (UNM); Mora Co.: Castetter 5676 (UNM).
Remarks: The Taos and Mora County collections are annotated by Carr as "intermediate between parryi and mogollonica." Good "parryi" also occurs in the Sangre de Cristo Mts. This situation is apparently similar in the Great Basin part of its range. The lack of definite geographic circumscription led Cronquist et al. (1984) to suspect that "mogollonica" is an ecological phase of the species and not worthy of taxonomic recognition. Welsh et al. (1987) may be in agreement since subsp. mogollonica is not even mentioned in the Utah Flora.
Status: The "mogollonica" phase is the dominant form of P. parryi in AZ, NM, and UT (Cronquist et al. 1984). If it is a good subspecies, it is probably too widespread to be calleda rare plant.
Cronquist et al. 1984. Intermountain Flora, Vol. 4, Asteridae other than Asteraceae. NY Bot Gard.
Welsh et al. 1987. A Utah Flora. Great Basin Naturalist Memoir No. 9.
Information Compiled By: Bob Sivinski, 1998