BT Bloementapijten inheemse wilde bloemen

Yellow rattle

Rhinanthus minor
  • two-lipped flowers with yellow petals;
  • inflated calyces;
  • square stems;
  • partially parasitic: taproot with which they attach to the roots of grasses, stopping growth;
  • very small violet-coloured teeth on upper lip;
  • minimum length: 10 cm
  • maximum length: 50 cm;
  • flowers from May to September;
  • annual;
  • light shade to full sun;
  • pollination: bees, bumblebees, …;
  • in the seed stage, the seed capsules rattle in the wind, hence the name.