An inconspicuous, low-growing annual found from May to August, in dry open woods and thickets. The branching, hairy and leafy stalk rises from six inches to a foot or so in height. The toothless, short-stemmed, lance-shaped leaves are taper-pointed and narrowed at the base. They occur in opposite pairs, and the topmost frequently have from two to six bristle-like teeth near the base. The midrib is noticeable, and the edge is rough to the touch. The small tubular, greenish yellow flowers are set singly in the axil of the upper leaves. The corolla is two-lipped. The upper lip is arched, and the lower one is three-lobed and spreading and is tinted with yellow. This Cow-wheat is very common and is found growing in favourable places from Canada to Georgia, Tennessee and Iowa.