Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





American Cowwheat
Melampyrum lineare var. latifolium
Family: Scrophulariaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S2


Habitat:
Dry open sandstone ridgetops including dry to dry-mesic second growth woods, road edges and rock outcrops.

Species Description:
Annual herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early June to late August.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Small annual with opposite lanceolate to ovate (not linear) leaves, the larger ones 10-13 mm wide. Bracteal leaves entire although the uppermost ones may have a few short basal teeth. Stamens 4, corolla glabrous and white with a yellow palate.

Management:
Timber removal would be detrimental.


Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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