Melampyrum pratense L.[Agg]

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Melampyrum pratense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Derwent Grange Farm, Co. Durham

Melampyrum pratense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Derwent Grange Farm, Co. Durham

Melampyrum pratense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Derwent Grange Farm, Co. Durham

Melampyrum pratense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Derwent Grange Farm, Co. Durham

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Kent number: 124/19/3
BRC number: 920001256
Synonyms:
Common names: Common Cow-wheat
Frequency:
Status: Native
BSBI Species Code: A1
Description:
Annual herb. Leaves linear to ovate, entire. Flowers arranged horizontally, in pairs directed to one side of the stem, in axils of green, leaf-like bracts, upper bracts sometimes dentate. Calyx-lobes linear-setaceous. Corolla 10-18 mm, yellow to whitish; tube much longer than the calyx; lower lip straight. Capsule dehiscing along one margin.
Derivation of specific name: pratense: of meadows
Habitat: In woodland and on heaths.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Europe, eastwards to Asia.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 29 July 2008

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-18

Hyde, M.A. (2018). UK Flora: Species information: Melampyrum pratense.
http://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146300, retrieved 20 April 2018

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