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 SoĆ³ and Webb (1972).

Family

Orobanchaceae (broom-rape family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key