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Genus: Melampyrum — cow-wheat

Species in the genus Melampyrum show a lot of variability in degree of branching and in leaf size and shape, influenced by when they germinate and flower and the type of habitat they are growing in. Reference: de Soó and Webb (1972).


Orobanchaceae (broom-rape family)

This genus’s species in New England

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key