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Flower  Yellow Rattle

Yellow Rattle - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

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Latin name: Rhinanthus minor

Size: Grows to 40cms.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Flowering months: May to August

Habitat: Meadows.

Special features: Bright yellow flowers. Hairy stem. Narrow toothed leaves.

Click for a better viewYellow rattle gets its name from the dry seed pods which make a rattling sound when you shake them.

Yellow rattle is partly parasitic. It absorbs some of its nutrients by joining its roots to those of nearby grasses.

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