Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2072

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (with a yellow tip)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Melampyrum lineare +   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melampyrum lineare +   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-30-001:
Melampyrum lineare   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cow-wheat


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JK Marlow    jkm060508_227

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Whitish flowers with a yellow tip; grows in dry woods, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm060508_308

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm060508_331

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Var. latifolium: Plants usually simple or with 4 (rarely more) branches, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120517_108

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Var. latifolium: Leaves (2)10-30mm wide, widest leaves usually over 10mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120517_108b

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Corolla 2-lipped: upper lip hooded, lower lip with a yellow palate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm150509_008

May    Dawson County    GA

Dawson Forest WMA

Var. latifolium.

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JK Marlow    jkm0407m_11

July    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Var. americanum: Leaves lanceolate (2)5-10mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0407m_14

July    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Var. americanum: Lowermost bracteal leaves generally w a few prominent teeth, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm060710_154

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm080913_040

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_lineare_lati_s

September        

Melampyrum lineare var. latifolium

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmlineare_occ1

Month Unknown    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park