Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Melampyrum lineare Desr.
Common name(s): narrowleaf cowwheat, cowwheat, cow-wheat, American cow-wheat
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– hemiparasitic on several species, including wild blueberry
- steals nutrients with their specialized root structures
-fields and meadows
Go Botany. “Melampyrum Lineare Desr.” Melampyrum Lineare (Cow-Wheat): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/melampyrum/lineare/.