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Yellow rattle. Rhinanthus minor

Yellow rattle.  Rhinanthus minor
Yellow-rattle is an annual that thrives in grasslands, living a semi-parasitic life by feeding off the nutrients in the roots of nearby grasses. For this reason, it was once seen as an indicator of poor grassland by farmers, but is now often used to turn improved grassland back to meadow - by feeding off the vigorous grasses, it eventually allows more delicate, traditional species to push their way through.

Laura Perinelli, Simon Downham, Cämmerer zu Nau, Fred Fouarge and 30 other people have particularly liked this photo


19 comments - The latest ones
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Sublime ******
5 weeks ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Lovely details in the flower, Amelia. You have used depth of field perfectly to make the subject pop from the backgound. Excellent technique! All the best, Joe
5 weeks ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo nature. Nicole.
5 weeks ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Beautifully captured. Joe's description is spot on. I have just planted a lot of yellow rattle seed in the wild bit of my garden where there is too much grass.
5 weeks ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
it is beautiful
5 weeks ago.
 Sarah O'
Sarah O' club
Enjoyed reading the info Amelia about this unusual plant, its quite pretty!! has that bud/or bloom opened fully yet, Amelia, if not , I would like to see it in full bloom:)

have a good new week, stay safe and strong. best wishes, Sarah
5 weeks ago.
 Schussentäler
Schussentäler club
Beautiful wild flower
5 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Very beautiful, Amelia !
5 weeks ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
It is a pretty little thing, Amelia...and a tack sharp macro, too!
5 weeks ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
Belle rencontre
5 weeks ago.
 Marja Savonije
Marja Savonije club
What an interesting plant. Didn't know this exists. Thank you for the info and the photo.
5 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A lovely capture Amelia..............the flower is really beautiful. Your focus and depth of field are spot-on!

An interesting and enlightening narrative too.
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
 Xata
Xata club
Gorgeous capture, and I love the leaves... never saw this one, must not have it here.
5 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Lovely detail and thank you for the interesting information Amelia.
5 weeks ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Looks like a collection of Canaries are bursting out of the plant :)
5 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
A beauty!
5 weeks ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Nick (above) summed up my thought on first viewing the thumb of this image. Very well taken and unusual flowers, Amelia. Thanks also for the information on them.
5 weeks ago.
 Luis Soares
Luis Soares club
De jolies couleurs !!
5 weeks ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Unusual flower and interesting information.
5 weeks ago.

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