A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Yellow Rattle

Yellow Rattle is a semi-parasitic annual plant found in grassy meadows and this year seems to be a good one for it as we have spotted it in quite a few places already. It likes calcareous soils like our limestone and is apparently found all around Britain. The yellow flowers later develop into brown inflated purses or seashells which rattle in the wind. 

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