Yellow-rattle

Name: Yellow-rattle

Scientific name: Rhinanthus minor

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

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


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