Meaning of cow wheat in English:

cow wheat


  • A yellowish-flowered plant of the figwort family, partly parasitic on the roots of other plants and found in both Eurasia and North America.

    Genus Melampyrum, family Scrophulariaceae: several species, including common cow wheat (M. pratense)

    ‘We drove a little further and stopped to see a large collection of wild bergamot and lots of cow wheat.’
    • ‘This species is often mistaken for the common cow wheat.’
    • ‘Given the sandy soils, the ground flora in these areas is dominated by bracken, wavy hair grass and common cow wheat.’
    • ‘Look out for some of the more unusual woodland flowers like common cow wheat with its long, yellow flowers.’
    • ‘The common cow wheat, together with blaeberry, are conspicuous in the ground flora.’