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Melampyrum pratense

Common Name(s):
Cow wheat
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Early summer to early fall
Height:
1 ft.
Foliage:
Stalkless narrow, tapering, smooth leaves in distant pairs, each pair at right angles to those next to it
Flower:
Single, long-tubed pale yellow flowers in the axils of the upper leaves in pairs, all turning one way; green leafy bracts
Site:
Woods, bogs, rocky slopes; dry sandy sites
Life Cycle:
Annual

NCCES plant id: 2660

Melampyrum pratense Melampyrum pratense