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Small Cow-wheat

Melampyrum sylvaticum

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Annual. Flowers always deep yellow with purple speckles in the centre, in pairs with leaf-like bracts at the bottom, up to 1cm.
Fruit:
Dark brown capsule containing 2 large seeds.
Leaves:
Opposite linear-lanceolate leaves. Unstalked, entire margins and not hairy.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Habitats:
Riverbanks, riversides, woodland.