Yellow Rattle

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Yellow Rattle

Rhinanthus minor

Common Name: Yellow Rattle

Latin Name: Rhinanthus minor

Ultimate Height: 50 cms

Flower Colour: Yellow

Type: Annual

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk, Acid, Alkaline, Neutral PH

History, uses and notes:

Often used to create a bright yellow dye, Yellow Rattle's striking bright yellow flowers with white lips are a sight to behold in summer.

NB: Yellow Rattle can be poisonous to some livestock. 

Flowering from May to September, Yellow Rattle is on the RHS 'Perfect for Pollinators' list and will certainly help bring #bringthebeesback