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Monday, 15 June 2020

YELLOW RATTLE (Rhinanthus minor) Lullymore West Bog, IPCC Nature Reserve, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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The Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) is of the family Orobanchaceae which is in the genus Rhinanthus. This wild plant is found in Europe, western Asia and in the temperate region of North America. It is a hemi-parasitic annual species which gains some of its nutrients from the roots of other plants. Its presence in a wildflower meadow is essential in reducing the dominance of grasses, which are one of its main hosts. The flowering season is from June to early September.

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