Yellow Rattle - Rhinanthus minor
Herb: Yellow Rattle
Latin name: Rhinanthus minor
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Medicinal use of Yellow Rattle:The plant is ophthalmic.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassland. There are various sub-species that grow on basic or calcareous soils.
Other uses of Yellow Rattle:A bright yellow dye is obtained from the leaves.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest either sowing the seed in situ in a lawn or meadow or, if seed is in short supply, sowing it in a pot of turf in a cold frame. It is probably best to sow as soon as the seed is ripe but a spring sowing can also be tried.
Cultivation of Yellow Rattle:Grassland. There are various sub-species that grow on basic or calcareous soils.
Known hazards of Rhinanthus minor:This plant might be poisonous to livestock.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.