Scientific name: Rhinanthus minor
Nature Stars: 50
About: This plant thrives in grasslands and it able to withstand poor quality soils. Flowers between May and September.
How to identify: Look for heavy, dark veins on serrated leaves which sprout opposite each other up the stalk. The yellow flowers are tube-like and protrude from their leafy, protective bud.
Where: Very common, grows all over the UK and Ireland.
Fantastic fact: This plant has parasitic tendencies - it is able to 'borrow' nutrients from the roots of other nearby plants!
Photograph credit: Eco Heathen