Melampyrum arvense L.

Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection

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Field Cow-wheat

This annual plant is hemi-parasitic (1), this means that its roots attach to those of other plants and it is able to obtain some nutrition from them. Plants grown in the absence of a host fail to thrive. A wide range of plants can be used as hosts (1), especially grasses (6). Field cow-wheat flowers from June to September, the flowers being pollinated by bumblebees (6). The heavy seeds are poor di... © Wildscreen (licence)

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