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