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CRESTED COW-WHEAT Melampyrum cristatum Height to 50cm<br />
Upright, downy annual that is semi-parasitic on the roots of other plants. Grows on verges and along grassy, woodland rides. FLOWERS are 12-16mm long, the corolla yellow and purple, and 2-lipped; borne in 4-sided spikes with triangular, toothed bracts tinged purple at the base (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are lanceolate, unstalked and in opposite pairs. STATUS-Rare and local, confined to E England.
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145061
CRESTED COW-WHEAT Melampyrum cristatum Height to 50cm
Upright, downy annual that is semi-parasitic on the roots of other plants. Grows on verges and along grassy, woodland rides. FLOWERS are 12-16mm long, the corolla yellow and purple, and 2-lipped; borne in 4-sided spikes with triangular, toothed bracts tinged purple at the base (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are lanceolate, unstalked and in opposite pairs. STATUS-Rare and local, confined to E England.

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Date: 14 Jun 2011
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Credit: Richard Revels/NPL
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