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Yellowrattle

Rhinanthus minor

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Yellow, 2 petals
 
Yellow flowers on leafy terminal spikes. 2-lipped with the upper lip having two white or purple teeth.
Fruit:
Yellowrattle is named after the sound the seeds make inside its fruit, which is an inflated globular capsule.
Leaves:
Yellowish-green, opposite, simple leaves with serrated margins.
Maximum Size:
45 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Cockscomb, Corn Rattle, Hay Rattle, Hayrattle, Little Yellow Rattle, Penny Grass, Rattle Grass, Yellow Rattle-box.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Fens, grassland, meadows, roadsides, sand dunes.