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Yellow rattle

Yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor)

An annual with opposite toothed leaves. Yellow-lipped flowers mature to a seed case, inflating to a papery bladder. A hemi-parasite on many grass species. Common in unimproved pasture and hay meadows.

Other names : Hay rattle.

Height: 50 cm

Altitude Limit: 570m Moor House, Teesdale