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Cow Wheat (Melampyrum llineare)
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Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Height: 0.5 to 1.8 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Irregular blossoms
Location: Pine Creek Rail Trail
Notes: Leaves may have 2-4 teeth at the base.
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- Butter and Eggs
The flower of butter and eggs is larger and brighter than cow wheat.
- Hairy Beardtongue
Cow wheat flowers grow in pairs. The beardtongue is violet to blue in color; cow wheat is white with a yellow spot.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.