Yellow Rattle - Rhinanthus minor Yellow Rattle - Rhinanthus minor
Foto: botanika.wendys.cz

Herb: Yellow Rattle


Latin name: Rhinanthus minor


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Medicinal use of Yellow Rattle:

The plant is ophthalmic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
May to
August

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.