Photographer: Michael R. Penskar
Dasistoma macrophylla (Nutt.) Raf.
Dasistoma: dasys for "hairy," stoma for "mouth"
macrophylla: macros for "large;" phyllos for "leaf"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 3'-7' tall forb; partly parasitic|
|Flower: ||yellow, 5-parted, 1/2" long, almost stalkless, densely hairy inside, lobes flaring, almost equal, widely spreading, shorter than the tube, 4 stamens; inflorescence an interrupted, leafy spike with flowers from the leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.|
|Fruit:||roundish capsule with papery seeds|
|Leaf:||opposite; lower widely oval and deeply bi-pinnately cut; upper lance-like, getting smaller and becoming entire|
|Habitat: ||moist; woods; in rich soil|