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Plant Details

Melampyrum lineare

Cow-wheat, Common Cow-wheat, Appalachian Cow-wheat, Narrowleaf Cow-wheat

Scientific Name:

Melampyrum lineare

Common Name:

Cow-wheat, Common Cow-wheat, Appalachian Cow-wheat, Narrowleaf Cow-wheat

Plant Family

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Annual

Habitat Description:

“Dry soils in ridgetop woodlands, in thin soils around rock outcrops; common.” Weakley 2015

Blooming Plants

The plants are small, slender, delicate.

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Black Mountain, June 2005
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Buds and Blooms

The flowers are not even an inch long.

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Black Mountain, June 2005
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Blooms

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Black Mountain, June 2005
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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