Etymology: Dasistoma: dasys for "hairy," stoma for "mouth"
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-7' tall forb; partly parasitic
Leaves: opposite; lower widely oval and deeply bi-pinnately cut; upper lance-like, getting smaller and becoming entire
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: roundish capsule with papery seeds
Habitat: moist; woods; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern