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Melampyrum lineare

Common Name(s):
Cow wheat
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Early to late summer
Height:
6-18 in.
Foliage:
Opposite, linear to lanceolate-ovate; often has two to four bristled teeth at the base
Flower:
0.5 in. creamy white two-lipped flowers on short stalks in the axils of upper leaves; upper lip is white, arched, two lobed; lower lip is three-lobed
Site:
Dry to moist woods, bogs, rocky barrens

NCCES plant id: 2659

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