Thesium chinense is
a 10-25cm tall hemiparasitic perennial occurring in sunny grassland,
having a tinge of white/green throughout. The stem comes in a
bundle, with linear 2-4cm long alternate leaves. A flower lacking
petals set itself at the short stalk that emerged from an axil. Each
calyx lobe cuts itself into 4 or 5 at the tip. Like a leaf, two
vesicles of the same shape exist at the base, plus one bract beneath
them. Bloom time: April-June.