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Added: 18th December 2010 Description:
A field of these flowers completely filled a field. Each flower was pale yellow in colour but together they created a carpet of a much brighter shade. each single plant was about ten inches in height
Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain. Notes: Family: Scrophulariaceae
Here is detailed description of this plant.
Yellow Rattle is a well-known wildflower commonly found in meadows, grassy places, heaths and machair. It produces loose, leafy spikes of flowers, usually yellow but occasionally brownish, from May to September. The flowers (13-15mm long) are 2-lipped corollas which have blue or violet teeth and are open-mouthed. The leaves are oblong with rounded teeth, are unstalked and opposite. The seeds are formed inside inflated, dry capsules which, when ripe, rattle and eventually release the seeds to the wind.
This is a semi-parasitic plant which means that by using haustoria (root-like organs) it can absorb water and minerals from neighbouring plants.
No interactions present.
Other observations of Rhinanthus minor Species with which
interacts Rhinanthus minor